BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana House transportation committee last week approved a bill that would prohibit bus drivers from talking on a cell phone while driving a school bus.
The legislation makes one exception, indicating that a driver can use a cell phone in an emergency.
Drivers who violate the law would be charged with a misdemeanor and, if convicted, receive a $500 fine, be imprisoned for up to 90 days, or both.
The bill will next be reviewed by the Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works.