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.