Louisiana Hands Free Cellphone Bill Gets Disconnected
As we reported to you yesterday a bill from Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval was to be discussed in committee. The bill's intent was to take cellphones out of the hands of Louisiana drivers while they were operating a motor vehicle. That legislation, which makes really good sense in terms of public safety, was firmly disconnected.
While the idea makes sense, the personal freedom of Louisiana drivers seems to make more sense. During discussion on the bill yesterday one legislator, Dalton Honore of Baton Rouge said in regards to Mr. Huval's proposal,
"I'm against your bill, because it's against the freedom of communication."
"Is the insurance company going to prohibit the use of newspapers and make-up kits in automobiles. If we start with one thing, we need to eliminate it all,"