September 20, 2009 in City

Bills target drivers’ phone use

Associated Press

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers plan to sponsor bills in the 2010 legislative session to prohibit people from sending text messages while driving.

Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, and the Idaho Democratic Legislative Caucus told the Idaho Press-Tribune they intended to put forward the bills.

Another bill the Democrats plan would require drivers to use hands-free devices while talking on their cell phones.

Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise, sponsored similar legislation that failed in the 2009 session. He will be the sponsor of the bills announced by Democrats.

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