PA lawmaker reintroduces a bill to stop drivers from holding a cell phone while driving

04.24.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania really only gives tickets for texting while driving, and not much else. You can have your phone in hand while searching for a phone number or making a call, something all surrounding states have banned.

Representative Rosemary Brown has introduced House Bill 37. It prohibits drivers from having phones in their hand for any reason. Drivers under 18 would not be able to use their phone-- even when the vehicle is stopped in the road.

You could use a phone for a GPS if it's affixed to the car. If passed, a first offense would be a $200 fine.