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Cell phone use generally is a harmless habit for many people.  However, for some people cell phone use while driving may have serious consequences.


State law prohibits drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license—which includes many teenagers—from using a cell phone except to report an emergency. A violation of this law costs $162.70 with four demerit points on a driver’s license, and a second violation with a year costs $200.50 with another four demerit points.

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