‘Hands-Free’ Bill Moves Ahead Again at the State Capitol
DES MOINES, Iowa -- State lawmakers are moving closer to another change in the law in hopes of getting you to put down the phone and keep your eyes on the road. The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved Senate File 76 on Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol. The 'Hands-Free Bill' bans the use of any 'electronic communication device' while driving unless it is hands-free mode. That includes phones, tablets, computers and other devices but exempts GPS only devices.