Louisiana bill would ban cell phone use by bus drivers

Posted on April 23, 2008

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.


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