CHICAGO — Chicago officials voted on May 11 to ban drivers from using hand-held cell phones starting this summer and set fines of $50 and up for violators, according to the Associated Press. The move follows similar bans enacted by cities and states around the country, including New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. The Chicago measure requires drivers to use hands-free devices unless they are making 911 emergency calls or are talking while the vehicle is parked. The penalties would be $50, or $200 if the driver was involved in an accident, according to the Associated Press.

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