Saying it will decrease the number of distracted-driving injuries and fatalities on Wisconsin roads, two Democrats – Representative Peter Barca of Kenosha and Senator John Lehman of Racine – have introduced legislation requiring a hands-free device when using a cell phone while driving. Barca says there is absolutely no doubt in his mind it will save lives. A Harvard study reported cell phone use contributes to six percent of all the crashes in the U.S. and 26-hundred deaths annually. Barca points out that 40 other states now also ban texting while driving. In January, Illinois became the 12th state to prohibit hand-held cell phone use while driving. A 2009 study from the Wisconsin State Patrol said inattentive driving was a factor in 18 percent of crashes and 14 percent of fatal crashes.