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Distracting driving bill fails after Alabama House debate

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A bill that would fine drivers for using smart phones has been struck down in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Republican Rep. K.L. Brown of Jacksonville sponsored the bill that would have fined drivers for holding, watching or recording with a smart phone while driving. It failed on a vote of 47-48.

During debate, some lawmakers questioned if the proposal would have been enforceable, while others were concerned that it would be used to target minorities for traffic stops. 

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