Bill to Ban Teen Cell-Phone Use While Driving
January 11th, 2008|
January 11, 2008
Local lawmakers are in the process of creating a bill that would ban cell-phone use by drivers under age 18.
Generally, young drivers—ages 16 to 20—have little driving experience and are easily distracted. According to a recent study, young drivers were involved in almost 20% of Alabama auto accidents in 2005. Lawmakers are using statistics like these to reinforce their stand on why this bill is so important.
The bill also seeks to add restrictions to the graduated driver’s license law that was passed in 2002.