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Chris Miller
May 13, 2019 - 9:22 am
A bill that would forbid drivers in Louisiana from talking on their cell phones while holding them is set to come up for debate today on the Louisiana House Floor. Lawmakers for years have gone back and forth over specifically outlawing this form of distracted driving, but it's something Louisiana...
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May 13, 2019 - 7:31 am
Matt Doyle reporting... The House is expected to take up legislation today that would ban drivers from touching their cell phones while behind the wheel. Bill author, Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval says the proposal is a life saver, and a cost saver. “Insurance companies will see that...
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NOTE: Debate was delayed and reschedule for Monday, May 13. The Louisiana House of Representatives today is schedule to vote on a bill to outlaw holding a phone while behind the wheel. It is currently illegal to hold a phone while driving in a school zone. "Proposed law extends the prohibition to...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
Are all people distracted by the same things? Can you do two things at a time successfully? Three? One? None? All people are different and we spent some time Wednesday morning talking about a proposed new law in Louisiana that would make holding a cellphone while driving illegal. Those that are for...
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April 29, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Jeff Palermo | WWL.com The House Transportation Committee overwhelming supports legislation that would prohibit hand held cell phone use while driving. Jennifer Smith with Stopdistractions.org says 18 states have approved similar laws and in some states like Georgia, they’ve seen amazing results. “...
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October 03, 2018 - 6:32 am
(WWL.com) -- A new report finds that 73% of drivers admit to reading text messages while driving, with 54% admitting to typing on their phones behind the wheel. DriversEd.com has released the survey. And that's just how many admit it. The report, which examines behind-the-wheel behaviors, habits,...
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May 22, 2018 - 9:52 am
(WWL.com) -- A bill to make it illegal for drivers to hold their cell phones as they talk on them and drive at the same time found a surprising amount of success but ultimately failed to cross the finish line. It’s author, Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval, says the surprising momentum the...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:19 am
(WWL.com) Brett Favre is stepping up to be the voice of a distracted driving campaign in Louisiana. The Hall of Fame Quarterback is featured in a new PSA speaking out against dangerous behavior behind the wheel that was responsible for the deaths of hundreds in 2016. Favre is using his NFL...
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April 18, 2018 - 6:16 am
A bill to ban drivers from using their phone with their hands while on the road failed to pass the House floor after an, at times, contentious debate. The legislation by Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval was inspired by the traffic deaths of a constituent’s child. Huval says it’s a bill...
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