Massachusetts could soon make people use their cellphones hands free while behind the wheel.

Many other states have already passed similar laws, now Massachusetts legislators are debating whether or not to make driving while talking with your cellphone held to your ear illegal.

enforcing the use of hands-free devices for all drivers

Currently across the state, texting or checking emails while driving is illegal for all motor vehicle operators. And talking while driving is illegal for operators under the age of 18. But now a few new bills are being discussed to make cellphone restrictions stricter.

A public hearing will be held today at the Statehouse before the Judiciary Committee, so the public can weigh in on the possible new laws.

Other states are already cracking down on cellphone use behind the wheel, so will Massachusetts be next? Do you think it would make roadways safer?

Some would simply increase fines for current violations, others would completely ban the use of cellphones while driving in school zones, but the bill that seems to be getting the most debate is enforcing the use of hands-free devices for all drivers using cellphones in their vehicles.

Police say it's hard to enforce texting laws since drivers can lawfully hold a cellphones if they're talking to someone while others say it’s up to the driver to take personal responsibility and ensure their phone conversation isn't taking their attention off the road.

Other states are already cracking down on cellphone use behind the wheel, so will Massachusetts be next? Do you think it would make roadways safer?