Social media driving bill clears final legislative hurdle

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- State Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston and sponsor of Senate Bill 147, speaks Tuesday on the Senate floor.
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- State Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston and sponsor of Senate Bill 147, speaks Tuesday on the Senate floor.

The state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a prohibition against tweeting while driving.

Senate Bill 147 now goes to the governor’s desk after the Senate voted 34-1 in favor of it.

The bill would make it illegal for drivers to tweet, post on Instagram or use other social network sites.