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28-963. Image display device; prohibition; exceptions; definition
A. While a 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, the person shall not:
1. View a broadcast television image or a visual image from an image display device within the motor vehicle unless the visual image is a static background image or imagery in support of mapping services or applications.
2. Watch a video or movie on a portable wireless communication device or stand-alone electronic device other than watching data related to the navigation of the motor vehicle, except that a person may view data related to the navigation of the motor vehicle, vehicle information or information related to driving a motor vehicle.
3. Record or broadcast a video on a portable wireless communication device or stand-alone electronic device, except that the person may use the devices for the sole purpose of continuously recording or broadcasting video within or outside of the motor vehicle.
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 are built into the motor vehicle and that do not display images to a driver while the vehicle is in motion.
4. Image display devices that are portable and are not used to display dynamic visual images other than for purposes of navigation or global positioning to a driver while the vehicle is in motion.
5. Image display devices present in vehicles of a public service corporation or any political subdivision of this state and used for service or maintenance of its facilities.
6. Any use of an image display device while the vehicle is parked.
D. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Image display device" means equipment capable of displaying to the driver of a motor vehicle rapidly changing images that are either of the following:
(a) A broadcast television image or similar entertainment content transmitted by other wireless means to the image display device.
(b) A dynamic visual image, other than text, from a digital video disc or other storage device.
2. "Portable wireless communication device" has the same meaning prescribed in section 28-914.
3. "Stand-alone electronic device" has the same meaning prescribed in section 28-914.