Lawmakers give the proposal little chance at state capitols. While acknowledging safety concerns, they're wary of inconveniencing commuters and say a ban would be a deep government intrusion. Others say you can't legislate against every distraction and it would be unenforceable.
No state bans the use of hands-free devices for all drivers. Even in Missouri, where the bus crash occurred, the lawmaker who tried to broaden the texting ban believes a full-blown cellphone prohibition goes too far.