Proposed Law May Change Phone Laws While Driving

Posted at 8:52 PM, Dec 03, 2015

Talking on your cell phone while driving will be against the law if a new bill being drafted is passed. 

State Representative John Holsclaw has drafted a bill that would prohibit talking on your cell phone unless you're using a hands-free device.

"There are 14 other states that do this right now and it's having a major positive impact,  so I think it would be beneficial if we do that" said Holsclaw.

The current law allows you to hold your cell phone while driving, as long as you're not texting or sending an email. Under Representative Holsclaw's proposed law, violators would be fined a $50 ticket,  but it won't go against their driving record.

The money generated from this could go to promote other safety programs. "I would like to use it for driver's ed courses, for younger kids to help promote this and make them better safer drivers" said Holsclaw.