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N.C. Senate Bill Would Prevent Teens From Using Cell Phones While Driving

Posted February 11, 2005 10:34 a.m. EST

— Some state lawmakers are going after teen drivers who chat on cell phones.

Senate Bill 102

would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to use a cell phone behind the wheel. The bill even includes the use of hands-free devices.

Violators could be slapped with a $100 fine if the bill becomes law.

Cell phone companies believe such restrictive laws are unfair to their industry.