Indiana Senate endorses ban on drivers using handheld phones


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT/AP)- Holding a cell phone while driving is a governor’s signature away from being illegal in Indiana.

The Indiana Senate approved a bill that would ban people from using cell phones and other handheld communications devices while driving. House members last month endorsed a similar version of the bill that would permit cellphone use only with hands-free or voice-operated technology, except in emergencies.

The House previously voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill which means it goes to governor Eric Holcomb for his signature.

Holcomb previously said he will sign the bill.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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