Indiana panel backs ban on drivers using handheld phones

first_img A proposal to ban drivers from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads is advancing in the state Legislature.A state Senate committee voted 8-1 Tuesday to endorse the bill that only permits cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, except in emergencies.Tina Smith of Indianapolis testified from a wheelchair about how she and her husband had stopped their motorcycle along a road when they were hit by a minivan whose driver was looking at a cellphone. Each lost a leg in the crash.Smith echoed other supporters of a ban who compared it to the impact of speed limits and laws requiring seat belt use on making highways safer. Indiana panel backs ban on drivers using handheld phones Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Google+ By Associated Press – February 19, 2020 0 261 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleAverage rent in Granger is highest in the stateNext articlePotawatomi Zoo looking for volunteers Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more