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IOWA LAWMAKERS LIKELY WON’T ACT ON HANDS FREE DRIVING ISSUE

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IOWA HOUSE SPEAKER PAT GRASSLEY SAYS IT IS UNLIKELY THE 2021 LEGISLATURE WILL VOTE TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO DRIVE WHILE HANDLING A SMART PHONE.

GRASSLEY SAYS SOME OF THE QUESTIONS HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE RAISED HAVEN’T BEEN ANSWERED.

HANDS OC……IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION. :08

IT IS ILLEGAL TO TEXT WHILE DRIVING IN IOWA, BUT DRIVERS CANNOT BE TICKETED FOR HAVING A CELL PHONE IN THEIR HAND WHILE DRIVING.

THE FIRST VEHICLES TO FEATURE HANDS-FREE TECHNOLOGY FOR MAKING CELL PHONE CALLS WERE INTRODUCED IN 1999.

TODAY 26 OTHER STATES HAVE LAWS THAT BAN MOTORISTS FROM USING CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING, UNLESS THEY’RE MAKING CALLS THROUGH THE SOFTWARE IN THEIR DASHBOARD.

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