Yes, but he better not paw it over to you.

An Act To Prohibit the Use of Handheld Phones and Devices While Driving takes effect today, Thursday, September 19th.

Cops will be watching and issuing $50 tickets if you're caught holding your phone in any way, with your hands, your feet, under your arm, between your breasts.  Get caught a second time, and the fine will be no less than $250.  That buys a lot of dog food.

As all aspects of smartphones gained in popularity, so have accidents caused by distracted driving.  The two have gone hand-in-hand, so to speak.

Those gabbing on cells as they cruise through busy intersections or with a cell stuck to their ear as they begin to drift over the center line, will be fined, if they're caught.

Maine just became a whole lot safer.  We hope.

So yes, your dog can now use a cell phone while you're driving in Maine, but you cannot, legally.