Newfoundland to implement cell phone ban

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ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Newfoundland is the first province in Canada to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving.

Tomorrow will mark the first day of the ban and drivers can expect to face a fine if they are using their phones while behind the wheel.

Police will begin issuing fines ranging from $45 to $180 to drivers caught breaking the ban, and they could also receive demerit points.

Drivers have been buying up hands-free devices that will allow them to keep talking without a getting a ticket.

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