New bill would require hands-free phone calls

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(January 15, 2014) – Two bills are being considered at the statehouse that would require all phone calls in the car to be hands-free unless it`s an emergency.

State Senator Pete Miller of Avon says he experienced the dangers firsthand just days after getting a call from someone who wanted a new law.

“That exact same week I myself had a single car accident where I was trying to dial a number on my phone and hit an overpass it was icy and went off the road,” said Miller.

But he admits it won`t be easy to get the legislation passed.

He says it may not get a committee hearing this year, but he hopes it will raise awareness.

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