I have pasted below the state law pertaining to the installation of television screens "or other device of a similar nature", in motor vehicles. I think it would depend on the type of display, where it is installed, etc.
55-9-105. Television in motor vehicles - Penalty - Law enforcement officers exempt.
(a) No television screen or other device of a similar nature shall be installed or used in this state in any position or location in a motor vehicle where it may be visible to the driver, or where it may in any other manner interfere with the safe operation and control of the vehicle. It is unlawful for any person to install or cause to be installed a television screen or other device of a similar nature, in violation of the provisions of this section, or to operate upon the public highways, or sell within this state, any motor vehicle which has a television screen or other device of a similar nature installed in violation of the provisions of this section.
(b) The prohibitions contained in this section do not apply to the following:
(1) Electronic displays
used in conjunction with vehicle navigation
(2) Closed circuit video
monitors designed to operate only in conjunction with dedicated video cameras and used in rear-view systems on motor vehicles;
(3) Television receivers or monitors used in government-owned vehicles by law enforcement officers in the course of their official duties; and
(4) (A) Computer or other electronic displays or monitors used in utility vehicles by employees of the utility in the course of their official duties; provided, however, such use shall only be permitted while the vehicle is stopped, standing or parked.
(B) As used in this subsection, "utility" means any person, municipality, county, metropolitan government, cooperative, board, commission, district, or any entity created or authorized by public act, private act or general law to provide electricity, natural gas, water, waste water services, telephone service or any combination
thereof, for sale to consumers in any particular service area.
(C) As used in subdivision (b)(4)(B), "cooperative" means any cooperative providing utility services, including, but not limited to, electric and/or telephone services.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(d) This section does not apply to local, state or federal law enforcement officers who are engaged in the performance of their official duties.
[Acts 1955, ch. 40, §§ 1, 2; T.C.A., § 59-927; Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 113; 1992, ch. 597, § 1; 1994, ch. 877, § 1; 2001, ch. 2, § 1; 2002, ch. 524, § 1
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