South Bend to Consider Ban on Handling Phones while Driving

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – City leaders in South Bend are considering whether or not to ban motorists from handling cellphones while driving.

WNDU-TV reports ( ) the proposal is eligible for a public hearing and final vote on April 27. The measure would create a city-wide ban except for emergencies. It would allow talking on cellphones as long as you're not using your hands, such as with a Blue Tooth or device connected to the vehicle.

South Bend 2nd District Councilman Henry Davis Jr. says if South Bend wants to be a “first class city we have to start doing things that are first class.''

Indiana does not ban handling cellphones while driving. The state does ban texting behind the wheel.

  Information from: WNDU-TV,