Hang-up over cell phones in cars

Read this article on the State House rejecting the “Jacy Good Law”, the proposed state law banning cell phones use while driving.

Jacy Good sees Pennsylvania as an island of dangerous behaviors like distracted driving.

Most bordering states have laws banning the use of hand-held cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. A similar proposal lies in limbo in Harrisburg.

“We’re the odd man out right now,” said Good, who became a high-profile cell-phone-free driving advocate after a traffic accident killed her parents and left her with severe head, leg and left arm injuries.

The tragedy happened two years ago as Jay and Jean Good were driving their daughter home to Brunnerville after her Muhlenberg College graduation. The crash was caused by an 18-year-old man talking on his cell phone.