No matter which road you're on, it's not uncommon to see drivers using cell phones.
But in South Carolina, calling, texting or reading electronic messages in work or school zones could soon be against the law.
“It's more dangerous, and people need to pay attention,” driver Brooke Craig said.
The measure that passed Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee would also make it illegal for drivers under 18 to use a cell phone anywhere on the road without a hands-free device. Violators would be fined.
But drivers like Evelyn Dornbusch question if cell phones are worse than other forms of distracted driving, and believes enforcement would be difficult.
“I don't think it's any different than talking to the person sitting next to you or people that are eating, or I have seen people put makeup on (while) driving,” Dombusch said.
The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote. Similar measures involving cell phone use while driving have died in the past.