HELENA, Mont. -

State lawmakers are considering telling Montana lawmakers to hang up and drive - or face hefty fines.
    
Senate Bill 390 would allow drivers to talk on their cellphones only through a hands-free device, leaving both hands and eyes free to concentrate on the road.
    
Democratic Sen. Christine Kaufmann told the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee Tuesday many Montana cities already have a cellphone ban in place.
    
She says the measure would ensure consistency across the state.
    
Under Kaufman's bill, first-time violators would be fined $50, second-time violators $100 and third-time violators $200.
    
The committee didn't take immediate action on the bill.