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Wausau bans use of cellphones while driving

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WAUSAU (WKOW) -- The City of Wausau has adopted a ban that will prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving. 

The City Council passed the new ordinance on Tuesday. The ban will prohibit drivers from using hand-held electronic devices, but will allow hands-free calling.
GPS devices will also be allowed in the vehicle, as long as the destination has been set beforehand.

According to The Daily Herald Media, violators will receive a $40 fine.

City Council members say the ordinance is receiving positive feedback from residents.

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