AAA Texas Supports a Hands-Free Bill in Texas, Do You Think It’s Necessary?
There is going to be some strong feelings on this particular subject, but Senate Bill 41 or the “Allie’s Way Act” has already been proposed. This is a new bill for the state of Texas that would require drivers to put their phone down when behind the wheel. According to KVUE the bill has a big supporter as AAA Texas has rallied to get this bill passed in hopes of saving lives on roads all over the state of Texas.
But, when you talk to Texans about adding laws to the books, you’re generally not going to get a lot of support. There is a feeling among most Texans that we don’t need more rules from the government telling us what we can and cannot do as citizens in the United States. This issue really comes down to safety, but again people don’t like being told what to do.
How Many States Have Cell Phone Restrictions While Driving?
According to Wikipedia, there are currently 36 states and Washington D.C. that ban cell phone use by newer drivers, and 19 states and Washington D.C. that ban cell phone use by school bus drivers if children are present.
There is One Place in Texas That You Cannot Have Your Phone While Driving
In Texas it is illegal to drive with your phone in your hand if you’re in a school zone. It will be interesting to see if this bill passes in the state of Texas.
Would you support hands-free phone use when behind the wheel or do you think this bill is unnecessary?