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Alberta hangs up on talks about banning cell phones while driving

EDMONTON, Alta. -- The provincial government in Alberta won't be answering any more calls to ban cell phones while...


EDMONTON, Alta. — The provincial government in Alberta won’t be answering any more calls to ban cell phones while driving.

Premier Ralph Klein says he’s seen enough evidence after being briefed by legal experts, to make him content that existing laws are enough to discourage people from creating traffic hazards while talking on the phone and driving.

A proposed bill banning cell phones while diving was shot down in the legislature last month, and some observers predicted the province would take another run at instituting new legislation.

Klein tells local media, “There was some interest in my part, but it was explained to me we have existing laws, driving with undue care and attention. I found that explanation to be reasonable.”


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