Bill Would Ban Handheld Cell Use While Driving in Del.


DOVER, Del. (AP)- A Delaware lawmaker is trying again to pass legislation barring the use of handheld cell phones while driving.

Rep. Joe Miro said he is not interested in a complete ban on using phones while driving, but he says a handsfree device should be a requirement.

The Pike Creek Republican is proposing a $50 fine for drivers who send text messages or e-mails, or speak on a handheld cell while driving.

State Police claim cell phone use led to 214 crashes in 2007, with that number climbing to 252 last year.