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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

House passes cell phone limit

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:55 PM

The House reversed itself today and passed Rep. Fred Allen's bill to ban use of hand-held cell phones by drivers in school zones. The vote was 53-41.

No need for a standing ovation. If cell phone use is dangerous in school zones — and it is — it's dangerous everywhere else. And studies show conclusively that no-hands cell phones are also hazardous to attentive driving. We have miles to go on this issue.

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