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Cell-phone ban applies to young drivers

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It will be against the law for Wisconsin's youngest drivers to use their cell phones behind the wheel after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill in Milwaukee March 29 that prohibits drivers with instruction permits and probationary licenses from using wireless devices.

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The Assembly passed the bill unanimously last month, and the Senate gave it overwhelming approval earlier this month.

Teen drivers who violate the cell phone ban would be fined $20-$40 for their first ticket. Repeat offenders will be fined $50-$100 dollars.

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