Teens with a permit or new graduated drivers license will need to keep their hands on the wheel and off the cell phone.
On July 1, a new law for young drivers goes into effect.
During the permit phase and in the first six months of the graduated license phase, teens cannot use a cell phone while driving.
No talking. No texting.
Violators can face a fine and an extension of the 6-month restricted driving period according to Michelle Donati from AAA. She said the law comes at a good time.
"Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, teen driving crashes and consequently injuries and fatalities spike," Donati said.
There are a couple exceptions: a phone can be used at the wheel if it's an emergency and the driver is unable to pull over safely or if the phone is used to give voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions.
The latest data shows more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during this same stretch of days in 2016. And distraction plays a role in nearly six out of 10 teen crashes.