Hopes of making Alabama a hands-free state died in May of this year (2019) when a House bill withered in the State Senate.
State lawmakers don’t meet again until February, but there’s already a push to get a hands-free bill through next session.
A hands-free law would make it illegal to hold any device while driving in Alabama. Law enforcement and many other organizations want to make it illegal for drivers to watch or record video, take pictures, or to even physically hold any wireless device – such as a cell phone – while behind the wheel. Research indicates when hands-free laws are passed, drivers are typing and swiping much less. which results in fewer crashes and more lives saved.
When neighboring Georgia went hands-free, deadly crashes involving pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles dropped. Twenty states now have a hands free law in effect.
(WHNT Channel 19/www.whnt.com)