Feb. 1: One Year Anniversary of Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

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One year ago, police began enforcing the ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. Since it became law through the end of 2010, 45,975 tickets were issued to drivers caught breaking the law—about 138 tickets a day. The distracted driving law makes it illegal for drivers to talk, text, dial or email using hand-held cell phones or communication and entertainment devices while driving. It also bars the viewing of display screens unrelated to driving, such as laptop computers or DVD players.