A PA politician is proposing a new law to require cell phone talks while driving be 'hands-free'

08.03.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rosemary Brown says fines and penalties are the only way to deter distracted driving.

House Bill 1684 would prohibit anyone 18 and older from talking on the phone while driving, unless they use hands-free accessories. Drivers under 18 wouldn't be allowed at all, even with hands-free accessories.

Pennsylvania already bans motorists from texting while driving, but it is not illegal yet in the commonwealth to make or take a phone-call while behind the wheel.