State rep Kathy Watson believes the most significant provision of her bill will be one that makes it a primary offense for anyone under the age of 18 not to be properly restrained.
A bill that would add cell phone text messages to the sales pitches covered by Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list has been approved by a Pennsylvania House committee.
In addition to a bill that would place more restrictions on junior drivers, the House Transportation Committee has approved two bills that would address distracted behavior by all drivers.
A poll by Susquehanna Opinion and Research shows 58% of Pennsylvania voters support tougher laws for junior drivers.
The bill does not include restrictions on cell phone use. That will be considered separately.