Iowa lawmakers seeking to make cellphone use fingers-free while using

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A invoice to ban the usage of cell phones at the same time as driving has advanced out of an Iowa Senate subcommittee.

The bill might restrict drivers from the use of cellphones or comparable digital gadgets until they are in hands-unfastened mode. It expands current Iowa law that bans texting even as driving.

Public safety and fitness care professionals at the process are exempted.

If authorized, drivers might be fined $one hundred. Those using a device who cause severe crashes might face lots of higher capability fines and driving force’s license suspensions.

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer says she desires extra data earlier than committing to helping an invoice however acknowledged lawmakers have heard from a variety of human beings frustrated via distracted using.