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COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN: On Sunday Cops Start Cracking Down On Cell-Phoning Drivers

cellphonetits.gifDAILY NEWS: Texters and hand-held cell phoners may experience an unpleasant surprise next week if they continue using their gizmos while driving, cycling, or even skateboarding. That’s because on Sunday, Philadelphia police will begin enforcing an ordinance that bans the use of hand-held phones while driving, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. “We’re going to do a heavy month of education where you’re going to see . . . warnings going out,” Vanore, said. Those warnings will be issued through November, he said. Then, on Dec. 1, police will begin issuing code violations that will carry a $75 fine. Bluetooth users and people who answer phones with built-in car systems are in the clear, Vanore said. “As long as you’re not holding a phone up to your ear, you’re OK,” he said. MORE

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