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Thu May 28, 2020, 09:24 PM

Ban hand-held cell phones while driving in Louisiana? House gives a resounding no

A bid to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving was rejected Wednesday by the Louisiana House.

The vote was 40-59, continuing a longtime pattern of lawmakers resisting major cell phone regulations.

The measure, Senate Bill 50, earlier breezed through the Senate on a 31-5 vote.

Backers said the change would trim the number of traffic accidents and fatalities, and that similar laws are already in place in 19 states.

Read more: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_8a79fb80-a01b-11ea-a0c4-dff4e846c816.html

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