Escanaba is thinking of drawing up cell phone laws for drivers.
The issue came up at a City Council work session last night, with public safety listed as the reason.
The City Council is talking about a ban on texting and handheld calls behind the wheel, but allowing hands-free use.
City Manager Jim O’Toole said he’d get back to the council after looking into the issue further.
Michigan is one of 6 states that don’t have any state restrictions on cell phone use while driving but allow local communities to set their own laws if they choose.
6 other states, including California and New York, ban their drivers from handheld cell phone use.