The House kills the bill that would ban hand-held cell phone use while driving by a vote of 55 to 33on the house floor. Highway safety stats show 14 people died in 2009 in car crashes involving a driver using a hand held phone. That argument wasn’t good enough for law makers to support the ban.

Shreveport Rep. Barbara Norton opposed the bill saying it will not save lives because drivers will find other ways to distract themselves.