TV6 & FOX UP Spotlight - Distracted Driving

Published: Dec. 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM EST
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Most people know that it’s dangerous to text and drive, but it can also be deadly. Currently, 47 states ban text messaging for all drivers. Michigan has that ban.

Now, lawmakers in Lansing want to up the ante, proposing a ban using any kind of handheld cell phone while driving. The proposed law does allow drivers hands-free alternatives, such as Bluetooth, to make and receive calls.

The pain, suffering and destruction of distracted driving is well documented.

At any given moment in this country, some 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.

Some people think the proposed legislation goes too far, prohibiting handheld cell phone use while driving, while others think it’s long overdue. Where do you stand?

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