ALERT: Driving-While-Cellphoning Ban In Full Effect

INQUIRER: The price for driving and dialing goes from zero to $75 today in Philadelphia as city police begin enforcing the new cell-phone ban on city roadways. It’s not just motorists who will earn the fine as of today for using a handheld cell phone in motion – those traveling by bicycle, skateboard, scooter, or skates will as well. Hands-free devices are still legal. Police have been issuing warnings for the last month, after Mayor Nutter signed the law in April. Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said officers gave out “hundreds” of pink warning cards to drivers they observed using cell phones. Authorities have no special police details or targeted areas for enforcement. MORE

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