Cell phones may soon be illegal to use while driving in Arizona.
The state House and Senate are aiming to pass a new set of laws which would prohibit the use of cell phones on the road.
HB 2312, the bill that would have the greatest impact, would make it a crime to drive while distracted in any way, including the use of cell phones.
One of the other bills seeks to ban texting from behind the wheel for drivers 17 years old and younger.
If approved this bill, SB 1056, would make it so that any driver under the age of 18 would lose their license for one year if caught driving while using their phone.
Using a cell phone while driving could soon be illegal in Arizona.
A group of new laws circulating the state House and Senate aim to make the roads a safer place by restricting the use of cell phones.
The bill that could have the greatest impact, HB 2312, would make it crime to drive while distracted in any form, cell phone use included.
Another bill seeks to ban texting behind the wheel, but one of the most likely to pass and become law targets teen drivers 17 years old and younger.
If SB 1056 is approved, teens under the age of 18 caught using their cell phones behind the wheel could lose their driver’s licenses for a full year. The law would only apply to those with a graduated license; otherwise known as a “G” license.
Most Arizona citizens interviewed saw the law as a good idea, but several younger drivers were against it.
"Say when we were driving over here, we had to use his phone GPS to get to Mill Avenue,” 17-year-old Chloe Stillons said, “If we didn't, we'd probably be more lost than we were earlier."
35 states across the country currently ban texting while driving. California and New York also made it illegal to use the phone without a hands-free device.
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