Nebraska Legislature Advances Bill to Prohibit Teen Wireless Use While Driving

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: April 2nd, 2007

Syndicate This Last Friday the Nebraska State Legislature gave first round approval to LB415. The bill would prohibit teens 18 and younger from using a wireless device like a cell phone while driving.

The bill makes no differentiation between hand-held devices and wireless phones (phones equipped with Bluetooth for example). Fourteen other states have similar laws that restrict a teen’s use of wireless communication devices while driving.

Before every teen who reads this goes completely nuclear, it is also of interest to point out that the bill only allows teens to be ticketed if they are pulled over for another offense and happen to be on the phone. So if you are speeding or get into an accident and the officer asks you if you were using the phone, exactly what will you say now?

  1. Josh the Aspie said on April 2nd, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    So now it’s 16 before you can be drafted (if the draft is re-instituted), at 18 you can vote and buy cigarettes, at 19 you can talk on your cell phone while driving without being ticketed, and at 21 you can drink… and you must be 25 before you can rent a car.

    So at what point does a person become an adult, and how do we determine that?

  2. Vickie Schroeder
    Vickie Schroeder said on April 4th, 2007 at 12:16 am

    I am soooo glad that I am not a mother of a teenager anymore

  3. Bill tones
    Bill tones said on April 6th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    This bill advanced through second round today. I feel safer already!

  4. Sara Reisinger
    Sara Reisinger said on April 7th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Isn’t distracted driving already against the law?

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