The united states federal communications commission (fcc) is the authority on not only ham radio regs, but also those involving television and radio transmission, telephone company operation, cellular phone transmissions, and a wide range of other communication venues, as their title implies.   ive found a few references for amateur radio in new jerseys hands free laws for example states that amateur radio is exempt from the law (emphasis is mine) 394-97. 3 use of wireless telephone, electronic communication device in moving vehicle definitions enforcement.   new york judge declares amateur radio is not a cell phone. In many states and localities, it is illegal to talk on a cell phone (without a hands-free device) while behind the wheel -- doing so can result in a ticket and possibly a large fine.   yes, there are exemptions that allow police to use cell phones when others cant. Theres also exemptions in distracted driving and hands-free laws that specifically allow the use of mobile amateur radio (see new jerseys hands-free law in post 1). This is specifically the reason why im looking for info on these laws. Nothing in this section contained shall be construed to apply to any person who holds a valid amateur radio operators license issued by the federal communications commission and who operates a duly licensed portable mobile transmitter and in connection therewith a receiver or receiving set on frequencies exclusively allocated by the federal communications commission to duly licensed radio amateurs.   under the wireless telegraphy act 2006, all use of radio must be either licensed or specifically exempted from licensing. While the spectrum for networks is licensed to individual operators, the installation andor use of certain radio equipment directive (directive 201435eu) compliant cellular terminal equipment (including cellular handsets,.). The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations.