Presselís resolution urges study of electronic devices while driving

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 28, 2018) — The House of Representatives yesterday voted in favor of State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) resolution urging the General Assembly to study the use of electronic communication devices while driving.

Pressel’s resolution calls for a study committee to review the use of electronic communications devices, like a cell phone or smartphone, while operating a motor vehicle. The committee would also take a closer look at the relationship between the safety of workers in construction zones and the use of cell phones while driving.

“Safety on our roads and highways for all Hoosiers is a top priority,” Pressel said. “Drivers should be focused on the road and not have the distraction of a smartphone in their hand. This study committee would give my colleagues and me the opportunity to examine our current laws to identify areas for improvement and draft potential legislation for the next session. ”

Pressel said interim committees are an important avenue in which to research complex topics and collaboratively develop solutions for consideration during the next legislative session.

To learn more about House Resolution 8, click here.


State Rep. Jim Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

A high-resolution photo of Pressel can be downloaded by clicking here.