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Distracted driving ban passes the Utah House

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 24, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that bans distracted driving in Utah has passed a critical vote in the House.

House Bill 101, sponsored by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, would require "hands free" use of cell phones except for "one touch or one tap." It would elevate distracted driving to a primary offense, meaning police can pull you over for it.

The bill has been run for years without success. The bill has support from some law enforcement agencies.

It passed the House on a narrow 40-32 vote. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.