More restrictions on using a phone while driving included in NC House bill HB144

A bipartisan group of state House legislators is making another attempt at banning the use of cellphones and other wireless communication devices while driving.

House Bill 144, submitted Thursday, is titled “Hands Free NC.” Among the four primary sponsors is Rep. Jon Hardister, R-Guilford.

The legislation would prohibit the use of a wireless device in the driver’s hand or being supported by the driver’s body.