Cell Phone Ban While Driving
Motorists would be restricted in using hand-held cell phones in a bill that cleared a House committee on Wednesday. The House Public Utilities Committee did not endorse or reject the bill, but sent it to a judiciary panel for further consideration. The bill sponsor, Rep. Mary McAllister, (D-Cumberland), argued that too many drivers are being distracted while talking on their portable phones. Her proposal would not prevent people from making calls if they use earpieces or other hands-free phones and devices.