Huntsville Police identify fallen veteran officer

Alabama house delays vote on distracted driving bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has delayed a vote on an effort to ban the use of handheld cellphones while driving.

Representatives on Tuesday postponed a vote in order to work on amendments.

Under the bill, drivers would not be allowed to hold a phone or use any other part of their body to support the device. A person could use steering wheel controls or a headset to use the phone but only if it does not require more than one touch of a button.

Republican Rep. K.L. Brown of Jacksonville said the bill is an opportunity to save lives in the state.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.