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Hands Free Bill |Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Advocates Try To Beat The State’s Legislative Clock To Stop Distracted Driving

Protesters at the State House Pushing Legislatures to Pass Hands Free
Protesters at the State House advocate for the passage of the hands free bill.
Courtesy of Emily Stein
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Hands Free Bill |Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Alyson Lowell lost her only child last month when a driver glanced down at his phone before striking her with his car. Now Lowell has joined the movement to pass a law that would mandate hands-free driving. In the midst of her grief, she is speaking out before the state's lawmakers in favor of a bill that would require drivers to use hands-free technology for their cell phones. This is the latest in a years long effort to pass a hands free bill, but this time advocates say it could happen, if the state’s lawmakers take up the bill by the end of the legislative session on July 31.

Guests:
Emily Stein, President of Safe Roads Alliance
Alyson Lowell, mother of Gabriella Lowell, who was killed by a driver looking at his cell phone

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