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Boston Transit Toughening Its Cellphone Policy for Drivers

The MBTA in Boston is toughening its cellphone policy for drivers, saying any bus or train operator would face dismissal for carrying a phone or other electronic device on the job even if it is not being used. The new …

South Carolina’s City’s Tough Ban on Using Cellphone While Driving in Effect

South Carolina’s toughest law on using cellphones while driving is now on the books in Greenville. The law took effect Tuesday. It bans drivers from using any hand-held devices while a vehicle is in operation, including talking on a cellphone. …

Bill Banning Cellphone Use While Driving Stalls in Louisiana

It appears Louisiana drivers won’t face new limits on their cellphone use. An annual effort seeking to prohibit hand-held cellphone use by motorists stalled in the House Transportation Committee. After facing widespread resistance, Republican Rep. Mike Huval of Breaux Bridge, …

Wisconsin Bill Would Ban Cellphones in Construction Zones

A bill that would prohibit drivers from talking on their cellphones while in a construction zone is moving forward in the Wisconsin state Legislature. The Republican-sponsored measure cleared a Senate committee earlier this month. The ban would only be in …

Cell Phone Ban in Wisconsin Construction Zones Sought

Drivers would be barred from talking on their cell phones while in a construction zone under a bill being circulated in the Wisconsin state Legislature. Republican Sen. Jerry Petrowski, of Marathon, emailed the bill on Dec. 6 seeking co-sponsors. The …

Nevada Highway Patrol issued 12k tickets for Cellphones

The Nevada Highway Patrol says it handed out nearly 12,000 tickets last year to people using cell phones while driving. Officials say most were getting their first phone ticket, while 30 were cited for their second offense and 25 were …

Cell Phone Ban For New Mexico State Vehicles Considered

New Mexico officials are considering an outright ban on the use of cell phones in state vehicles. The proposal is among nearly 50 changes that the General Services Department is considering implementing for state-owned vehicle use. Drivers of state-owned vehicles …

Great Falls, Mont. Bans Cell Phones For Drivers

Great Falls banned hand-held cell phones for motorists and cyclists, hoping to make navigating the streets of this central Montana town a bit safer from distracted drivers. The Great Falls Tribune reported commissioners favoring the ban sought to underscore expectations …

Oklahoma Bill Bans Cell Phone Use by Teen Drivers

Legislation that would prevent teenage drivers from using cell phones while driving has cleared a Senate panel. The Senate Public Safety Committee voted 6-2 last week for the bill, Senate Bill 182, which now heads to the full Senate. The …

Bozeman City Commission OKs Cellphone Ordinance

The Bozeman City Commission in Montana has voted 4-1 to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving or bicycling within city limits. Commissioners voted Monday night and will consider a second, final passage …