If you're planning on packing your cell phone on your next holiday and either driving to your destination or renting a car when you arrive, there are many popular travel spots nowadays that ban the use of cell phones while driving.

The following is a list of popular destinations where dialing and driving is not allowed. While not an exhaustive list, it gives you an idea of how popular cell phones bans while driving are becoming. So if you're packing your cell phone, before you make a call behind the wheel make sure you won't get in trouble for it.

In Canada

Provinces where bans are already in place:

  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
Provinces where some form of ban is being discussed:
  • Alberta (expected to be law come mid-2011)
  • New Brunswick (expected to be law in the Spring of 2011)

In the United States

States where some form of ban exists:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Washington, DC
The states of Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania allow cities or regions to implement their own bans. So while a ban might not be state-wide, there are cities within each of these states where bans have been implemented and are enforced.

Around the world

Popular international destinations where you'll want to think twice about using your cell phone:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom

Before you go

If you're packing your cell phone to take on holiday with you, before you head out know the local laws about cell phone use. It could save you money in fines and help make your holiday hassle-free.

Don't forget to pack your travel insurance as well. It also can help you avoid unnecessary costs and hassles associated with getting sick during your travels.

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