Total Ban on Cellphone Use Behind the Wheel Planned for Chapel Hill

Monday, April 16, 2012

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be the first place in the country to ticket drivers for using their cellphones at all, even hands-free devices. Police won’t pull anyone over for talking on a cell, but drivers caught making traffic violations while on the phone may receive an extra ticket. The ban is slated to go into effect on June 1, but members of Chapel Hill’s business community think it goes too far. 

Dave Cotton is a co-owner of AvantaClean, an emergency-response cleaning service in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He primarily works from his car, and says the ban will make running his business extremely difficult.

Guests:

David Cotton

Produced by:

Leanna Orr

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