Proposed Ban On Cellphone Bans Fails In Idaho House Committee By Single Vote

A proposed ban that would have prohibited cities from instituting restrictions on driving while operating a handheld cellphone died in a legislative committee this week.

The ban on bans didn’t pass by a single vote. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Chad Christensen of Ammon, said a primary purpose of his legislation was to fix inconsistencies throughout the state. Some municipalities across Idaho prohibit using a handheld device while behind the wheel.