Anti-cell phone usage while driving laws find unlikely foe

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 11:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:26 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 18, 2010

COLUMBIA — In the past three years, the Missouri legislature has attempted six times to pass some kind of legislation limiting drivers' use of a cell phone. Three bills would have banned talking on a hand-held cell phone in the car, and the other three would have banned texting.