Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House

HARRISBURG – Legislation prohibiting the use of cellular and other hand-held devices while driving passed today in the House of Representatives, according to the bill’s prime-sponsor, Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40).

Senate Bill 37 enhances driver responsibility by prohibiting the handheld use of cell phones or other communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on Pennsylvania roadways. Drivers may still utilize these devices, but it must be through Bluetooth technology or a speaker phone.

“I am grateful for the support and approval of the House of Representatives, whose passage of Senate Bill 37 demonstrates a collective commitment to safeguarding lives on Pennsylvania’s roads,” Brown said. “Cellphones are the leading cause of distracted driving crashes and limiting this distraction prioritizes the lives of everyone traveling on Pennsylvania roads.”

Following the House’s approval, the bill now moves back to the Senate for final consideration. If approved by the Senate, the bill will head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

Christine Zubeck

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