There are 16 new laws going into place in Tennessee on January 1, 2018.
Here are a few that may impact you the most:
- No cell phone calls in school zones: Using a cell phone will be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $50 fine if a driver uses a handheld phone while driving through an active school zone. You can use a hands-free device.
- Handgun permits: creates an exemption to the firing range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces.
- Headlights: it will be illegal for anyone to have lights on the front of the car that is any color other than white or amber. This is regardless if it is steady burning or flashing. Every vehicle must have at least two and not more than four headlights.