nbsp;By Bob Katzen 

The Transportation Committee held a public hearing on a bill that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones for all drivers but allow them to use a hands-free cell phone with voice-activated dialing. 
   Supporters said that it is dangerous to dial and talk on the phone while driving. They argued that the bill would save lives, prevent serious injuries and make the roads safer for everyone.
   Amendment opponents said that the amendment goes too far and is unnecessary government intrusion into people’s cars and rights. They noted that there are already many existing laws that prohibit all types of distracted driving.

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