State lawmakers are moving closer to another change in the law in hopes of getting you to put down the phone and keep your eyes on the road.
The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved Senate File 76 on Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol. The ‘Hands-Free Bill’ bans the use of any ‘electronic communication device’ while driving unless it is hands-free mode. That includes phones, tablets, computers and other devices but exempts GPS only devices.
Senator Jeff Danielson, (D) Black Hawk County, is one of the bill’s biggest proponents. He says the technology necessary to enforce this bill is already installed on your phone and can be used for free.