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article imageNew Hampshire passes cellphone ban while driving

By Owen Weldon     Jul 3, 2015 in Technology
New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Drivers are banned from cellphone calls, texting, using their laptops and tablets while driving a vehicle. Those who are caught faces a fine of $100, but if they are caught a second time, then they are fined $250 and $500 for any more in a 24-month period.
Under the new law, drivers can still make calls with Bluetooth technology. In the last four years, 124 crashes in New Hampshire have been blamed on distracted driving. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed across the nation, and the crashes involved distracted drivers.
Other devices such as iPads, iPods and GPS are banned under the law too. The only exception is if drivers have to make or take emergency calls.
Two-way radios are still allowed under the new law. State Rep. Robert Theberge, a co-sponsor of the legislation, said that driving while texting has gotten out of hand.
Theberge said that people need to be careful and he doesn't know why people text while they are driving. He continued to say is the information they are trying to convey really that important that it can't wait?
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