Chances are, you have a cell phone within reach and ready to use. Well, if Louisiana Representatives Regina Barrow and Austin Badon have their way, using your phone while driving will get you into trouble with the law. The two have authored House Bill 787, which could ban using electronic devices while driving.
"I'm all for it because too many accidents are caused by cell phones and texting," cell phone user Ray Prelow said. He is for the bill. Right now there's a law. The bill will be brought to the house floor in the morning for debate. Local representatives say if time allows, they'll vote on it, as well. Several of you we spoke with hope they vote no.
"Once you start banning certain things, you'll keep on banning," cell phone user Aqualin Brown said. But this ban isn't new to lawmakers. Local representatives say that's made it old news and not a hot issue for legislators.
The bill may ban cell phone use behind the wheel, however, there is a loophole of sorts. The ban doesn't count hands-free devices that you can connect to your phone.
"Being hands-free and not having the phone up to your head to obstruct your view to the right or left is a very critical thing for most of our customers," local AT&T manager Franco Byran said. After tomorrow, you may have to be one of those customers.