A bill is moving forward at the State Capitol that would limit cell phone use behind the wheel, allowing voice-activated or other hands-free modes. Republican Representative Jim Newberger from Becker has worked as a paramedic for 30 years and says he’s seen his share of motor vehicle accidents. He supports the bill and says “life is a right, driving is a privilege, and all we are doing with this bill is making a privilege safer to protect a right.” D-F-L Representative Frank Hornstein from Minneapolis says distracted driving is the fastest growing cause of death and injury on the state’s roads and adds “we gotta get a handle on it and this bill will really help law enforcement particularly enforce the texting ban, and I think really be a huge help to reducing the deaths and injury we have on the road due to distraction.” Hornstein says that while speeding and impaired driving numbers are going down, incidents of distracted driving are on the rise. In 2016, texting and driving citations in Minnesota were up 23-percent. Governor Dayton says if the bill reaches his desk, he’ll sign it.