By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Any further restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving are unlikely to be considered during the remainder of the Pennsylvania legislature’s two-year session, which ends in a few months.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Don Ly's Children Continue To Search For Answers After Father's American Dream Ended In Deadly Stabbing In South Philadelphia
Pennsylvania lawmakers enacted a ban on texting while driving that took effect in March.
Nonetheless, a leading advocate for distracted driving restrictions has already introduced new legislation that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones by motorists altogether.READ MORE: Camden County Businesses, Officials Worry As Heavy Rains, Flooding Become More Common
But a spokesman for the House majority leader says such legislation will not be a priority in the fall. Ditto says Erik Arneson, spokesman for the Senate majority leader.
“These issues were well debated during the consideration of the law to ban texting. And that was not very many months ago. And at that time, the decision was made not to take this additional step,” Arneson says.MORE NEWS: Upper Darby Police Investigating Death Of Newborn Found In Bag
And Arneson believes there’s no appetite to revisit the issue in this session, which ends no later than November 30th.