Law to ban social media while driving gains support from lawmakers
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A bill that bans accessing social media sites while driving is gaining more support at the Capitol.
The House Committee on Transportation and Highways is passing on a bill that came through the senate without issues.
Senator Dale Erdey proposed the law with the hopes of cutting back on car crashes. He says even though texting and driving is illegal, people are still crashing thanks to using cell phones and driving.
Erdey says the support shows it's still a problem that needs a solution.
The bill now goes to the House floor to be voted on. After going back over to the Senate side, it could soon be made law.