Bill Filed in Arkansas to Ban Cell Use in Cars

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A bill filed with the state Legislature that would make using a cell phone while driving illegal was introduced Wednesday.

The bill, HB1013, was filed by Rep. Ray Kidd, D-Jonesboro.

The bill says, "the driver of a motor vehicle shall not use a handheld cellular telephone for wireless interactive communication."

However, drivers could use cell phones in emergencies. Also, people performing official duties such as police, firefighters, ambulance drivers or other emergency medical technicians would be exempt from the law.