POSTED: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 6:49am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm
State lawmakers took one step towards banning hand held cell phones in the car.
The House Transportation Committee approved Representative Austin Badon's bill in a 12 to 3 vote.
If approved, drivers couldn't use cell phones while driving, unless using a hands free device.
State police support the bill, saying a majority of traffic crashes are caused by distracted drivers.
It now heads to the house for debate.