A Pennsylvania lawmaker is responding to distracted driving statistics, by proposing new legislation on the issue. The issue of distracted driving is not being handled as well as it should be, says State Senator Rosemary Brown. “We really don’t have a strong distracted driving law in Pennsylvania.”
“Distracted driving really includes anything that takes your focus off the task at hand, and that task is getting to your destination safely. Anytime you are using your phone to text, to use it for GPS, to talk while you are driving, at the same time, it’s going to be dangerous.”
Reed tells me there are restrictions for commercial drivers holding a phone, now. But there are no restrictions for non-commercial drivers to hold, talk, or use their phone for navigation. He also says that most states neighboring Pennsylvania, with the exception of Ohio, already have similar legislation in place.