Safety Alert: Hang up and drive 'Hands-Free' bill

(image: WPMI) Safety Alert: Hang up and drive bill

One Alabama lawmaker is ready to force drivers to hang up and pay attention to the road.

Republican senator Jim McClendon of Springville plans to file a "Hands-Free" bill.

It'd be similar to the one just enacted in Georgia.

Georgia's law prohibits drivers from having a phone in their hand.

Right now Alabama law only prohibits texting and driving.

Drivers say distracted driving is a common sight these days.

16 states and the District of Columbia allow only hands- free use by drivers.

McClendon says Alabama's current ban on texting doesn't go far enough.

The senator says early results in Georgia show a reduction in crashes, and texting and driving.

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