A tougher law on texting and driving in Iowa is gaining support at the State Legislature. It has already passed a subcommittee. The proposed bill would allow officers to stop anyone they see texting and driving. Under current law, officers have to stop the motorist for another charge, such as speeding, before they can issue a ticket for texting.

But the proposed law doesn't go far enough for some. The Iowa Sheriffs and Deputies Association want an even tougher law that would only allow people to use their devices hands-free while driving. Officials say that the texting ban isn't enough because phones can do so much more.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety also says it would support a tougher law. It may only be a matter of time before these suggestions become law, so start putting the phone down while driving now.


[via KCRG]