H.R.2575 - Drive to Stay Alive Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.2575 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (07/18/2011)
Drive to Stay Alive Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to withhold 5% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway funds for FY2012, and each succeeding fiscal year, if the state has not enacted and implemented a law that: (1) prohibits a driver from using a personal wireless communications device (cell phone, but excluding a global navigation satellite system receiver used for positioning, emergency notification, or navigation [GPS]) to call or text while driving when there is a minor in the vehicle, (2) makes violation of the law a primary offense, and (3) establishes certain minimum fines and increased civil and criminal penalties.
Permits laws meeting the requirements of this Act to provide exceptions for driver: (1) use of a hands-free device (other than a driver who is a minor), (2) use of a cell phone in emergency situations, and (3) use of a cell phone by a commercial motor vehicle driver or school bus driver.