An Indiana state lawmaker wants to prohibit people from using mobile phones – even “hands-free” devices – while they drive, according to WRTV television. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Rose Ann Antich-Carr, would make Indiana the first state to ban hands-free cell phones for drivers. She cited safety as the reason for her proposal. “I truly believe cell phones are one of the major causes of accidents,” Antich-Carr told Indianapolis' WRTV. The infraction would be a secondary offense, meaning police could only ticket drivers if pulled over for some other offense. Violators could be fined $1,000. SB131 would exempt emergency calls.