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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -There's a new bill going through the House that would make it illegal to call someone or answer your phone in the car.

Several lawmakers are co-sponsoring the bill.

They say drivers who use their cell phones in the car in any fashion are two to three times more likely to crash than drivers who don't.

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If the bill passes, drivers will be forced to put down their phones while they're behind the wheel.

Drivers would still be able to talk with hands-free devices but would not be able to hold an actual phone.

Anyone who violates the law would get a warning first.

After a second warning, the driver would have to pay court fees, and after a third warning, drivers would face a fine of up to $500.

The bill needs to pass committee before it goes up for a vote.

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