Rep. Joe Markosek, D-Alleghany County, is proposing enforced cell phone legislation for drivers; he hopes to ban drivers from using handheld devices while driving. Mr. Markosek has been working towards this goal since his time as the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
While it is already illegal to text and drive in Pennsylvania, it is legal to use a handheld device for phone calls. This distinction blurs the line between illegal and legal cell phone use while driving.
Although almost 40 states have legislation banning texting while driving, only 10 ban drivers from using handheld cell phones while they’re behind the wheel.
Mr. Markosek also hopes to educate the public about the real danger of cell phone use while driving.