Brown Distracted Driving Bill to be Signed into Law

HARRISBURG – Legislation championed by Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) to limit the use of handheld cellular and other devices while driving will be signed by the governor tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. in the Governor’s Reception Room, located in the Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

 “After more than a decade of dedicated work to enact this legislation, the passage of Senate Bill 37 marks a monumental victory for Pennsylvania,” said Brown. “As this bill is signed into law, I am filled with gratitude for those who helped me along this process, and I know this measure will protect drivers, prevent crashes, and save lives. This bill is more than legislation – it is a reminder of the power of perseverance and the impact we can have when we prioritize public safety.”

 Senate Bill 37, also named by Brown as the Paul Miller Jr. Law, limits the use of handheld cellphones or other communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on a Pennsylvania highway or traffic way. Drivers may still use their phone if they are using hands-free technology, such as a docking station, Bluetooth or speaker technology.

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Mackenzie Mueller (Brown)

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