Cell Phones Banned for Young Arizona Drivers

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Cell Phones Banned for Young Arizona Drivers

The Arizona House Senate has once again voted to put a ban on cell phones used by teen drivers during the first six months that they have their license as well as drivers who only have their learner’s permit.

Second Time to Ban Use of Cell Phones by Teen Drivers

The recent 40-20 vote on Senate Bill 1168 marks the second time during this session that the House has passed the same provisions of the bill set forth by Rep. Karen Fann of Prescott. Because of the Senate’s failure to act on the previous bill, Fann added additional language to an unrelated Senate bill.

Electronic Devices Such as Cell Phones Banned

The proposed bill bans all use of electronic communications devices, including calling and texting. The only exception is used during an emergency situation when stopping to make a call would be impossible or unsafe.

Police Cannot Issue Sole Ticket Just for Banned Cell Phones

Police won’t be allowed to make a traffic stop just because of cellphone use but will be able to ticker for it if it combined with another traffic violation such as failure to stop at a stoplight or stop sign. April was Distracted Driving Awareness month across the nation. Arizona participated in the month-long program in an attempt to get the word out about distracted driving. Meanwhile, Arizona is one of five states that still has not implemented statewide distracted driving laws.

If you’ve suffered from a distracted driving accident caused by cell phones, you need the expert advice of distracted driving accident attorneys such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC.

Source: Tucson News Now, Arizona house bans cell phones for young drivers, April 15, 2014

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