The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed legislation prohibiting teenagers from using cellular phones or sending text messages while operating an automobile. The law also includes a provision restricting the number of passengers the teenager may have who are under the age of 18. Under the law, any junior driver would only be permitted to have one passenger who is under the age of 18. The bill will now go to the Pennsylvania Senate for approval.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09118/966003-454.stm

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2009&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0067&pn=0067