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Bill Sent To Governor’s Desk Could Soon Make Cell Phone Use Illegal In Your Car

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If you like talking on the cellphone while driving, you may soon be looking over your shoulder.

A bill passed by the Missouri Legislature will make using a cell phone while driving illegal.

Senate Bill 398 contains language that makes it a secondary offense for anyone to use a cellphone while driving.

The bill has been sent to the Governor’s desk.

MODOT Area Engineer Danny Roeger says that, like seatbelts, it will be a secondary offense.

For example, if you’re cited in a car accident, you can receive a second citation for being distracted if you were using a cellphone.

Under the old law, once you were 21, it was not considered an infraction to use a cellphone while driving.

The new law will apply to drivers of all ages.

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Reporter Bill Robbins