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Cleveland City Councilman wants to make cell phone use illegal for drivers

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

19 Action News has learned a Cleveland Councilman wants to ban the use of handheld cell phone's for those behind the wheel in the City of Cleveland.

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed says he plans to introduce a law within weeks that will ban the use of all handheld cell phone's while driving a car in the city. This includes drivers who use the phones to call, text, email, navigate and more while they are behind the wheel.

"You have a two ton vehicle. You need to concentrate on that vehicle and the people around you," said Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed.

If you're driving in Cleveland, it would be illegal to have a phone in your hand.

Currently, Cleveland bans text messaging while driving. If the law is passed, the fine will be similar to that of a texting ticket.

Councilman Reed says phones are generally distracting and need to be banned within the city.

 

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