Calif Senate votes cell phone ban for teen drivers

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (Reuters) - The California state Senate voted on Tuesday to ban young drivers from using mobile telephones while driving, citing their inexperience behind the wheel. Senate lawmakers voted 24-11 for the bill by Sen. Debra Bowen to ban 16- and 17-year-olds from chatting on cell telephones while driving because of their already high accident rates. The bill now goes to the California Assembly's Transportation Committee, which will hear it next month. The Assembly has ...

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