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Bill bans use of mobile electronic devices while driving

By Staff | Jul 8, 2010

WAILUKU — Mayor Charmaine Tavares on Tuesday signed into law Bill 40, which bans the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

The measure states, “No person shall operate a motor vehicle while using (later defined as holding) a mobile electronic device.”

The County Council passed the bill on June 18.

“As our county’s population of drivers increase and technology finds its way into everyday activities, it’s become necessary to consider additional ways to help keep motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe,” said Tavares.

“The community we help to keep safe includes all of our families and friends, so although the new law may inconvenience some drivers, it’s an important one. I encourage drivers to… learn more about it.”