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Hold the phone: That will soon be illegal behind the wheel

Police throughout Maine are preparing for swift, widespread enforcement of a new law that takes effect this week and bans the use of handheld … Read More

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Beacon Hill Roll Call: How local pols voted on handheld cell phone ban

Current state law only bans texting while driving, a threshold that police say is difficult to prove and enforce. BAN HAND-HELD CELL PHONES (H … Read More

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Hold the phone: That will soon be illegal behind the wheel

Maine's new statute is in line with laws already on the books in New … prohibition on texting while driving, and a separate umbrella statute that … Read More

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Beacon Hill Roll Call: How local pols voted on handheld cell phone ban

Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the delay in approving the measure that prohibits drivers from using a hand-held cellphone or other electronic device … Read More

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New cellular phone law goes into effect Sept. 19

Gov.r Janet Mills signed the new legislation into law in July to add further weight to an existing law that already made texting and driving illegal. Read More

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National road laws governing smart phone use could face dramatic change

Bluetooth phone connectivity, voice-to-text and voice-activated calling have helped solve the problem of handling a phone or texting while driving but … Read More

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Driving simulator a ‘wake up call’ for Bridgewater-Raynham students

Driving simulator a 'wake up call' for Bridgewater-Raynham students …. 17, during a Distractology program texting, Snap Chat and driving simulation at ….. He has supported legislation at the Statehouse that would ban cell phone … Read More

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Congressman spotlights SAFE TO DRIVE Act during NSC distracted driving panel discussion

Congressman spotlights SAFE TO DRIVE Act during NSC distracted driving panel … Addressing distracted driving is at the top of that list. … “NHTSA says states must establish a minimum $25 violation for texting and driving,” he said. Read More

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Motorist says his ’20 seconds of stupidity’ on A417 could cost him his job

A Midlands motorway worker caught using his mobile phone while driving in … in Cheltenham convicted him in March this year of using a handheld phone while … Ms Murray added: “If Patel were to be banned it would not just hit him … Read More

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Rules around motorists interacting with smartphones set to be loosened in overhaul of national …

The reasoning is that one touch of a dash-mounted phone is no more … keep current bans on drivers interacting with handheld mobile phones but … Read More