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July 1 Cell Phone Driving Ban: What You Need To Know

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As New Hampshire’s ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving looms, we revisit this effort to curb dangerous inattention behind the wheel. We’ll look at how these laws have affected traffic safety elsewhere, whether they’ve worked, and explain the rules of the road for New Hampshire’s version, to be enforced July first.


  • Bryan Reimer – research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab and associate director of The New England University Transportation Center at MIT
  • Lieutenant Matt Shapiro Special Services Commander for the New Hampshire State Police and coordinator for Highway Safety


  • Karel Crawford State Representative for Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro. She is a driving-school instructor and supporter of the ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving.

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