The Senate’s Transportation Committee is considering a bill already passed by the House that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.
The legislature looks at limits on texting and talking while behind the wheel. We’re looking at the current bill in New Hampshire, and some of the research and debate on this issue nationally.
The use of handheld cell phones while driving would be banned under a bill passed on Wednesday by the House.
New Hampshire would join 12 other states in banning hand-held cell phone use for all drivers. There would be exceptions for dialing 911.
Bluetooth and other hands-free technology would remain legal, as well as the use of non-cellular 2-way radio.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Barnstead man’s conviction for second-degree assault after he veered into the oncoming lane while checking a text message.
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