Another PA Bill to Ban Texting & Cell Phone Use

Posted on: March 24th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

Pennsylvania State Representative Josh Shapiro recently discussed House Bill 330 which is another legislative attempt to reduce the number of fatal Pennsylvania automobile accidents. Drivers under the age of 18 would not be permitted to use any type of cell phone and would be prohibited from text messaging.

Restrictions on adult drivers would include a ban on using hand-held devices and text messaging. Violations would be viewed as a primary offense. This would permit police to stop the driver even if this was the only violation of the PA Motor Vehicle Code. Quoted in the Pottstown Mercury, Shapiro argued that it was critical that Harrisburg “pass comprehensive distracted driving legislation like the one I’ve proposed.”

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