HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House is voting to expand the state’s ban on texting while driving to also prohibit motorists from using handheld devices to make phone calls.
The chamber voted Wednesday 120 to 74 for the ban, but police wouldn’t be able to stop vehicles for that reason alone.READ MORE: Ambridge Area Middle School Moving To Remote Learning Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases
The proposal would expand current law, which bans any texting and prohibits the use of handheld devices to make phone calls for truckers and other commercial drivers.READ MORE: Police: Suspect Caught On Camera Entering Unlocked Vehicle In Bethel Park
The proposal split both Democrats and Republicans. It goes to the state Senate for its consideration.MORE NEWS: Heinz History Center Offering Free Admission To Children 17 And Under This Week
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