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What became of proposals for a state law to prohibit the use of cell phones while driving?

Merton Vance
StarNews

There is not a ban on talking on cell phones while driving, except for teenage drivers.

In June 2009, the N.C. General Assembly passed a law that bans drivers from sending and reading text messages while driving. The new law takes effect on Dec. 1 and conviction of a violation carries a $100 fine plus court costs.

Drivers under 18 years old are banned under state law from talking or text messaging while driving.

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Ernest L.Gelegonya Sr.

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One Response to “ What became of proposals for a state law to prohibit the use of cell phones while driving?”

  1. On September 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm Harry Cool wrote:

    If N.C. really wanted to stop texting while driving then the fine would be a lot higher than 100 dollars! It has been found in many studies that texting while driving is as dangerous as driving under the influence, an offense that carries a much higher fine and punishment!



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