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Town says no to cell phone ban

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 5:25 p.m. CDT

TOWN AND COUNTRY - The St. Louis suburb of Town and Country struck down a plan that would have banned the use of cell phones while driving unless a handsfree device is being used.

The city council voted against the proposal Monday night.

The proposal came after an accident last month killed three people, amid reports that the tractor-trailer driver responsible for the wreck was distracted by a cell phone.

Some states have adopted cell phone bans, and Missouri lawmakers may consider a statewide proposal in 2009.

 

 


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