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Proposed bill would further limit cellphone use in cars

March 2nd, 2014 4:27 pm by Katie Roach, Gannett Tennessee

Proposed bill would further limit cellphone use in cars

(WBIR - Knoxville) - Some Tennessee lawmakers are hoping to further restrict cellphone use while driving. A bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives would make it illegal to call someone or answer your phone while in the car.

Under the proposal, drivers would still be able to talk with hands-free devices.

The bill's sponsors say drivers who use their phones are two to three times more likely to crash.

It's a change Tennessee Regional Safety Council Executive Director Andrew Williams said is a step in the right direction.

"I think it's the first step, tying to address the issue that's happening on our highways today. Try to get people's attention, let them know how serious this issue actually is," said Williams.

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