The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would prohibit minors driving with learner’s permits or graduated licenses from using wireless communication devices.
A similar bill died in the House earlier in the legislative session.
This new version takes a different procedural route that might improve its chances.
Arizona is now nearly wide-open territory for cellphone use by drivers, with only school bus drivers subject to a statewide ban.
Meanwhile, 30 other states already ban cellphone use by teen drivers. That’s according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.