Senate Passes Bill Requiring Hands-Free Cell Phone Use
Sen. Eric P. Lesser joined the Massachusetts Senate to pass legislation requiring hands-free phone use while driving. “Too many car accidents happen because drivers are distracted by their devices,” Sen. Lesser said. “This bill makes important updates to existing law to ensure that our roads are as safe as possible for all motorists and passengers.”
The bill requires drivers to use their mobile electronic device in hands free mode while operating a vehicle.
Distracted driving accounts for over 1 million crashes and 3,000 fatalities every year in the United States. The National Safety Council estimates that one in four motor vehicle accidents now involve cell phone use.
The bill now heads to the House for consideration.