Quantcast
Home / Breaking News / Teen drivers face cellphone ban under Senate bill

Teen drivers face cellphone ban under Senate bill

Teen Cellphone

Arizona lawmakers are going after teenage drivers who use wireless devices. A Senate committee advanced a bill Wednesday seeking to prohibit teenagers from using cellphones and other wireless devices while they have their learner’s permit and during the first six months of their license.

The bill moved forward in a 3-1 vote. Republican Sen. Gail Griffin says she would not support the ban until other distractions, such as music, are addressed.

Supporters say the ban would protect the state’s youngest and most inexperienced drivers.

Under the proposed law, police officers could only stop violators under age 18 if they are also suspected of committing another traffic offense, such as speeding.

The National Safety Council says more than 100,000 crashes per year are linked to drivers reading or sending text messages.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

In this April 16, 2013, file photo, a "bathtub ring" shows the high water mark on Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. Tension among U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River escalated into a public feud when an Arizona water provider was accused of manipulating the level of Lake Mead amid a prolonged drought, threatening supplies for 40 million people in two countries. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Feud erupts between Central Arizona Project, US states over Colorado River

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.