OTTUMWA, Iowa — Texting and driving can be very dangerous and in some cases even fatal.
To help with the issue, the Iowa legislature is considering a bill to completely ban cell phone use while driving.
This decision comes after the implementation of stricter texting and driving law.
KTVO wanted to know if this bill would be beneficial. We asked Ottumwa’s police department and this was their response.
"Absolutely. Anything that takes your hands off the wheel of your eyes off the road is a distraction. So, anything that would eliminate those distractions makes the roads safer, it’s safer for everybody out there," said Ottumwa Police Sgt. Aaron Vose.
Sgt. Vose added that remaining focused on the road is beneficial for everyone.