Mississippi Cell Phone Laws

Mississippi takes a mild stance on cellphone violators. While they allow motorists with unrestricted operators licenses to speak on the phone while driving, those with restricted licenses, or those transporting government officials may not. With respect to texting while driving, no driver may read or compose a text message while they are in the flow of traffic – this means that if a driver is stopped, but in an active roadway, they cannot engage in text messaging. Moreover, texting while driving is a primary offense in Mississippi, which means, law enforcement can cite motorists solely for texting while driving. They do not need to see a driver speeding or maneuvering recklessly to do so.