On January 26th, a bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives to ban talking and texting while driving. If it is approved in the Senate, the Governor has already agreed to sign the bill and make it law. Currently, the bill imposes a $50 fine for violations, except those made in emergency situations. The legislation does allow drivers to use hands-free devices to operate their phones, and GPS systems would also still be legal.
Three PA localities already have hands-free driving laws in place. They are: Conshohocken, Hilltown Township, and Lebanon.
One-Stop Communications highly recommends that drivers avoid distracted driving.