AZ lags behind in critical traffic safety laws - Tucson News Now

AZ lags behind in critical traffic safety laws

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

AAA Arizona is calling for lawmakers in the state to act on laws that would keep drivers eyes on the road and not on a cell phone.  Where exactly does Arizona fall when it comes to distracted driving?

According to AAA Arizona the state is lagging behind other states when it comes to critical traffic safety laws.

This recent call for action comes at the start of 'Distracted Driving Awareness Month'.  Earlier this month Arizona received a red rating for traffic safety laws from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.  That rating means the state has fallen behind others when it comes to seat belts, distracted driving and other driving laws.

A report in 2013 by AAA Arizona, said 19 states enacted some form of law prohibiting distracted driving.  With 12 states having banned hand-held cell phone use while driving, and 37 states banning the use of a cell phone at all, neither hand-held or hands free can be used, by a novice driver.

Arizona House Bill 2359 would ban all wireless communication for novice drivers in the state, but it has currently stalled in the State Senate. 

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