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A new bill introduced by State Representative Martin Howerlak would ban drivers from the use of all cellphones and electronic devices that are NOT mounted in the car and voice-activated with a single touch.

“We want to be on top of things and jobs today require people to do probably a lot more than people should be required to do. However, at the end of the day, if we are not alive or if we have interrupted somebody else's life, that's more important than whatever it is that we think we may need to do at that very moment with a handheld device,” he says.


The bill carries a penalty of $250, which rises to $500 upon a second offense.



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