Friday, June 09, 2006
Teenagers and Cell Phones
The Senate approved legislation this week to prohibit teenagers from using their cell phones while driving. Along with a $25 fine, the bill would extend a driver's graduated license for six months. There would be no additional insurance points for an infraction. Teenagers have an exception to use the phone in emergency situations, and lawmakers are considering relief for teens who answer calls from their parents. No exception is made for a hands-free device.