Effort to Ban Cell Phones While Driving Comes to Halt

Associated Press

An effort to ban cell phone use while driving has been brought to a screeching halt.

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday killed House Bill 22 by Juneau Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz after members questioned the need for the ban.

Committee chairman Carl Gatto, a Republican from Palmer, says cell phones are often used by people to make emergency calls. He also seemed skeptical of claims that talking on a cell phone while driving was distracting.

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