Sunday, February 21, 2010
There are many motorists who travel throughout the city of Philadelphia using a cell phone while driving a car. Many cities and towns have implemented their own ban on cell phone use and driving. Last April, Philadelphia joined that long list by putting a ban on the use of wireless phones while behind the wheel. Since last December, the Philadelphia Police have enforced the ban which could result in a $75 to $300 fine by the city if caught.
While driving and talking on the phone is illegal in the city, those days of yapping away behind the wheel in other areas of the state could be numbered. Currently, a measure to ban cell phone and texting use while driving passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is being debated in the Senate. While the bill still has long way to becoming a law, if passed the penalties will carry alot more weight. While the worse punishment a driver talking on the phone in Philadelphia can get is a fine up to $300. If the statewide measure is passed, being caught behind the wheel talking on the phone could cost an unlucky motorists a summons against their drivers license.
Bryant Maddrick & Lauren Herman, Group 11. Germantown
Posted by bryant maddrick at 10:03 PM