Local push for ‘Hands Free NC’ bill

According to the state’s Department of Transportation, distracted driving was a factor in more than 10 dozen deaths in North Carolina last year.

Texting and driving is illegal in North Carolina. But now, some state lawmakers want touching a phone while driving to be illegal.

“If that law would have been in effect nine years ago, I probably wouldn’t be here talking to you right now,” Amos said.