SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Supporters said it was a cell phone bill that would keep Utahns safe on the road — and opponents said it wouldn’t work.

On Friday afternoon, a bill that would ban holding a phone and talking behind the wheel did not make it out of committee.

The bill would have allowed hands-free talking while driving using technology like Bluetooth.

“If it could save even one life, it would be worth it,” said Rep. Carol Spackman Moss before the House Transportation Committee. She sponsored the bill.

“Here in Utah, we now have the toughest DUI law in the country, yet our cell phone laws do not match that,” she added.

The committee voted 5-3 against the bill moving out of committee.

To hear more from those who supported the bill, please watch the attached video.