The Arizona Senate has approved what may be Arizona’s first-ever universal ban on texting while driving.
Senate Bill 1165 is far reaching: no driver would be able to hold a device in their hand while the car is in motion. This includes making a call, sending a text, taking photos and streaming videos on a cellphone or tablet.
Nearly 30 communities in the state have their own restrictions on devices and driving and Senate President Karen Fann (R-Prescott) says this bill eliminates confusion.
“It seeks to create a uniform law that would be statewide, superseding all other municipalities, which would give all of our motorists as well as our business owners and everyone else the ability to know exactly what our laws are from one city to another city,” Fann said.