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New York Enforces Cell Phone Driving Ban

November 2, 2001

Starting Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, New York police will enforce the nation’s first statewide law prohibiting drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving, the Associated Press reported.In the first month, violators will receive a warning and a brochure. But after Dec. 1, first-time violators will be fined $100. Until March 2002, courts may dismiss tickets if drivers can show proof that they purchased a hands-free cell phone.Similar legislation is pending in 42 other states.The state of New York has about 6 million of the nation’s 123 million cell phone users, according to industry statistics.
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