Liberal, KS

Now: 66 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 66 °F | Lo: 40 °F


Hi: 53 °F 

Lo: 30 °F


Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 30 °F


Hi: 65 °F 

Lo: 39 °F


Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 41 °F


Hi: 61 °F 

Lo: 41 °F

Okla. Bill Bans Cell Phone Use By Teen Drivers

KSCB News - February 17, 2012 8:11 am

A bill that would prevent teenage drivers
from using cell phones while driving has cleared a Senate panel.
The Senate Public Safety Committee on Thursday voted 6-2 for the
bill, which now heads to the full Senate.
The measure prohibits drivers younger than 18 from using any
"hand-held electronic device while operating a motor vehicle,"
except in the case of a life-threatening emergency.
Tulsa Republican Sen. Brian Crain says he hopes the bill will
encourage young motorists to pay more attention to the road and
prevent accidents.
But Oklahoma City Republican Sen. Steve Russell opposed the
measure, saying it could pave the way for the ban to be broadened
to include all drivers forcing Oklahomans to "give up liberty."


Latest Stories

High Plains Heritage Foundation to Hold Annual Meeting March 20

The High Plains Heritage Foundation will hold its annual meeting at noon on Wednesday, March 20,...

Balko Voters to Consider Bond Election

Kerr 3 Architects is working with Balko School on their upcoming bond election project. The bond...

Roberts, Moran Split Over Supporting President Donald Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

Kansas’ two Republican U.S. senators have split over supporting President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency...