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Chapel Hill 1st Town In Nation To Ban Use Of All Cell Phones For Drivers

Chapel Hill, North Carolina has become the first in the nation to ban the use of all cell phones while behind the wheel. Including the use of hands-free mobile devices by drivers

The Chapel Hill town council voted 5-4 Monday in favor of a ban on all cellphones behind the wheel. The ban is scheduled to go into effect June 1st. The new ordinance makes cellphone use behind the wheel a secondary offense, meaning an officer must first stop a vehicle for another reason before issuing a citation for violating the ban.


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