History is Made: Cellphone Ban Passed by Chapel Hill Town Council

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In our March 21 post, we discussed a cellphone ban proposed by the Chapel Hill Town Council. The council had scheduled a vote for March 26 after deadlocking. This past week, the council adopted the proposal: Handheld or hands-free use of a cellphone while driving will officially be a traffic violation in June. The penalty
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Cellphone Ban is Back on Chapel Hill Town Council Agenda

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The vote deadlocked last week, but the Chapel Hill Town Council expects the matter to be resolved at next Monday’s meeting. The question is whether the town should adopt a proposed ordinance to ban the use of cellphones — handheld or hands-free — while operating a motor vehicle. If the council approves the measure, talking
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Study Says Most Texting Violators Are over 25

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The Associated Press recently reviewed North Carolina court records to see how enforcement of the texting ban is going. The ban became effective in December of 2009, and the AP reports that police have issued citations to more than 1,200 drivers. Like most of the state’s traffic violations, this one isn’t cheap: Drivers must pay
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