Lawmakers Say Passage Took Far Too Long

The state Senate is giving its approval to a bill that bans the use of hand held electronic devices while driving.

The bill seeks to ban the use of all hand held devices, except when drivers tap a single button to enter hands free mode.

Texting and driving was banned in Massachusetts in 2010.

The House previously passed a similar bill, and a conference committee will form to work out the differences.

The Governor has already signaled that he would sign the measure.

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