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Mayor Nutter to Sign Cell Phone Ban Today

Mayor Nutter is scheduled to today sign into law a citywide ban on using cellphones while driving. According to Nutter's schedule, the signing will take place at 4 p.m. in Eakins Oval.

Mayor Nutter to Sign Cell Phone Ban Today

Mayor Nutter is scheduled to today sign into law a citywide ban on using cellphones while driving. According to Nutter's schedule, the signing will take place at 4 p.m. in Eakins Oval.

City Council unanimously approved the legislation two weeks ago. But lawmakers in the state House of Representatives have approved a bill that would financially penalize the city for enacting a local ban. The house measure calls for stripping the city of its portion of the gas tax and money set aside to build and maintain bridges and highways. if the city enacts a cell phone ban.

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