An Arkansas House of Representatives committee has advanced a pair of bills restricting cell phone use by drivers.
The House Public Transportation Committee endorsed a bill by Rep. Ray Kidd, D-Jonesboro, that would ban people of all ages from text-messaging while driving. Kidd’s bill would make texting while driving a primary offense, punishable by a $100 fine.
The committee also backed a bill by Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, that would ban drivers under 18 from using any type of cell phone, and only allow drivers ages 18-21 to use hands-free cell phones.
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