Lawmaker proposes ban on handheld cell use while driving
A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would prohibit the use of cellphones while driving with limited exceptions.
The Free Lance-Star reported that Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell filed a bill this month that would require a hands-free device be used to make calls behind the wheel. Under the proposed legislation, drivers could display directions or listen to audio from their phones only if the devices were mounted to the car.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 14 states prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones while driving.