Legislation Banning Handheld Cellphones While Driving Passes State House Committee

A bill that would ban the use of hand held cell phones while driving in Pennsylvania has been advanced by the state House Transportation Committee. The bill’s prime sponsor, Representative Rosemary Brown, says the legislation is very much needed, noting she’s seen too many drivers with cell phones in their hands swerving on the roads. Brown says the legislation would allow drivers to talk on their cell phones using hands-free technology. Under the bill, talking on a hand held cell phone while driving would be a summary offense and a $200 fine.