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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hang up the phone..... while driving
You may soon have to hang up the phone if you're driving in Tennessee. A bill proposed in the legislature would ban all hand-held devices on Tennessee roads. For years, Pat and Doug Ralls have been working to put an end to distracted driving after a 19 year-old driver crossed the center line and hit their son head-on killing him. The other driver said she was on her cell phone. The proposal in the General Assembly would extend the current law that bans cell phone use in school zones. It would ban handheld devices on all Tennessee roads. The Department of Safety says statewide, more than 18 thousand crashes in 2018 were related to cell phone usage. Sixteen states currently are hands-free. If the bill becomes law in Tennessee violators would face a $50 fine. Another bill would provide for the General Assembly to choose the candidates for US Senate, taking away the primary system. And the legislation would set a two-term limit for a senator from Tennessee. Another bill would reduce the penalty for illegal gun possession.


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