The Maine Legislature is looking once again at a proposed ban on the use of handheld electronic devices while driving.
The legislation is sponsored by Windham Sen. Bill Diamond, a Democrat and former secretary of state. He says there’s mounting evidence that the likelihood of having an accident increases if you are holding a cellphone to your ear or texting.
Diamond told the Legislature’s Transportation Committee that while some people would ignore the law, its passage would make highways safer.
“I think people, if this is the law here in the state of Maine. I think people are going to follow it for the most part. There will be a few, but I think most people will. And most people — that will result in a much safer highway,” he says.