REFERENCE TITLE: motor vehicles; image display devices





State of Arizona


Forty-ninth Legislature

Second Regular Session




SB 1067


Introduced by

Senator Nelson





repealing section 28‑963, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending title 28, chapter 3, article 16, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding a new section 28‑963; relating to VEHICLE equipment.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Repeal

Section 28-963, Arizona Revised Statutes, is repealed.

Sec. 2.  Title 28, chapter 3, article 16, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section 28-963, to read:

START_STATUTE28-963.  Image display device; prohibition; definition

A.  A person shall not view a broadcast television image or a visual image from an image display device while that person is driving a motor vehicle and the motor vehicle is in motion on a public roadway or on an off‑highway vehicle trail as defined in section 28‑1171.

B.  A person shall not operate a motor vehicle with an image display device that is visible to a driver seated in a normal driving position when the vehicle is in motion.

C.  This section does not apply to any of the following:

1.  Emergency vehicles.

2.  Image display devices that do any of the following:

(a)  Display images that provide a driver with navigation and related traffic, road and weather information.

(b)  Provide vehicle information, controls or information related to driving a vehicle.

(c)  Enhance or supplement a driver's view of the area to the front, rear or side of the vehicle.

(d)  Permit a driver to monitor the vehicle occupants seated behind the driver.

(e)  Display information intended to enhance traffic safety.

3.  Image display devices that do not display images to a driver while the vehicle is in motion.

4.  Any use of an image display device while the vehicle is parked.

D.  For the purposes of this section, "image display device" means equipment capable of displaying to the driver of a motor vehicle rapidly changing images that are either of the following:

1.  A broadcast television image or similar entertainment content transmitted by other wireless means to the image display device.

2.  A dynamic visual image, other than text, from a digital video disc or other storage device. END_STATUTE