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Debate on banning cell phones while driving heats up again after inquest

News | 09/30/2002 4:00 am EDT

The battle to ban the use of cell phones while driving could heat up in Ontario again following a Whitby ON coroner’s jury recommendation that the government consider proposed legislation calling for a ban. Canada’s wireless lobby, however, says it’s not worried. Despite the potential for a knee-jerk reaction by the public, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association says it won’t change its position on the use of cell phones while driving.

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