Starting July 1, drivers caught in violation of the law could face a $100 fine. The citation increases to a $200 fine if the violation results in an accident.

Tennessee law banning handheld cellphone use while driving takes effect July 1

THP urges drivers to prepare for hands-free law going into effect July 1st

Treehouse's picture

Old car?

What's my best option for a 2011 Mazda 3?

bizgrrl's picture

Yeah, there are some

Yeah, there are some universal stand-alone Bluetooth kits available. I'd make sure it's returnable since you will want to try out the adapter.

Here's one from Motorola.

jbr's picture

A little old, so may be

A little old, so may be something better ...

Hands free older cars

Knoxoasis's picture

I put a Sony head unit in my

I put a Sony head unit in my gfs 2007 Ford edge. Now she has a 7" touch screen, Apple car play and Android auto and a mic for hands free texting and calling. Whole setup with install was about $ 500. It's pretty easy to retrofit older cars

Treehouse's picture


for the suggestions except going to Walmart and spending $500!!

At a friend's suggestion, I'm getting this which for her works just great.


Rachel's picture

Before I had a car with

Before I had a car with Bluetooth I just pulled over when I really needed to make a call. Still probably the best way.

bizgrrl's picture

I agree.

I agree.

barker's picture


Hands-free doesn't mean distraction-free.


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