• Ban on cell phone use, texting while driving passes in House

    by  • May 20, 2010 • Legislation and Policy • 0 Comments

    The Delaware House of Representatives is making serious progress on the side of bicycle (and motorist) safety. Passage of House Bill 229, outlawing the use of cell phones when driving, by the overwhelming margin of 33-5, is a proud moment for all road users. We hope the Senate is prepared to keep Delaware on the right track to safer highways with similar passage of the bill. Governor Jack Markell has said he intends to sign it to law if it gets to his desk.

    Rep. Darryl Scott, D-Dover North, was the prime sponsor of the legislation, which – if passed by the Senate – would make Delaware only the seventh state to require drivers to use hands-free devices for their cell phones. And, the law will be enforced as a primary offense, giving it teeth. Bill in its entirety HERE.

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