Referred to Committee
May 7, 2012
May 2, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of hand-held phones while driving.
Prohibits driving a vehicle while using a hand-held phone or electronic communication device unless the phone or device is hands free, whereas existing law only prohibits text-based communication (Sec. 1).
Specifies that using a hand-held phone or electronic communication device includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
Talking or listening to another person;
Text messaging; or
Sending an electronic message.
Specifies that texting while driving constitutes a moving violation (Sec. 1).
Specifies that using a hand-held phone or electronic communications device while driving is a primary offense (Sec. 1).