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Lawmakers Want to Ban Cell Phones

(6/19/2006)

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People of California are arguing whether or not it should be legal to use handheld cell phones while driving. Some people think it should be okay. Other people do not think it is safe.

One man is trying for a law that would only allow drivers to use hands-free cell phones while driving. He thinks that the bill could save lives. Similar bills have been introduced in the past. They have never passed.

Other people do not think the bill should pass. They say that studies have not proven that hands-free cell phones make driving safer. They think that drivers can become distracted by other things too. Having pets in the car, putting makeup on, or brushing your hair can be distractions also.

The proposed bill would fine people $20 the first time they are caught talking on their handheld cell phone while driving. They would be fined $50 every time they are caught after that.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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