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Ban on using handheld cell phones while driving likely limited to Newfoundland

News | 01/20/2003 5:00 am EST

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) doesn’t plan to alter its safe driving education campaign following Newfoundland and Labrador’s passing of a bill banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving. Passed on December 19, the law will give the province’s police officers the right to levy $45 to $180 fines and will cost drivers demerit points on their driver’s licence. The new law is expected to come into effect in late March or early April.

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