In Tennessee, if you use a phone while driving—not on speakerphone mode—in a school zone, you will be charged with a Class C misdemeanor. We drafted an article covering the danger of distractions while driving, including using a cell phone, and how they contribute to fatal accidents. You can read more about other new laws in Tennessee here. While you’re at it, read more about the new US federal law changing the tax system as well—both went into effect on January 1. Here’s another article to help you figure out how your taxes will change—get a handle on these adjustments and then talk to your accountant for more information.