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Hands Off: Wilmington's Ban on Use of Handheld Cell Phone While Driving Takes Effect

Hands Off: Wilmington's Ban on Use of Handheld Cell Phone While Driving Takes Effect

Effective today (January 1, 2010), anyone caught talking on a handheld cell phone while driving a motor vehicle (or riding a bicycle) in Wilmington, Delaware will face a $50 fine.

This measure, passed by Wilmington City Council on August 20th, also bans the use of cell phones for texting and emailing. There are exemptions from the ban for emergency use of phone, law enforcement and emergency personnel who need to make work-related phone calls from their cell phones while driving.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsLetitia Stevenson • January 01 2010 11:54PM


We have the same new law in Oregon . . . no driving and celling/texting.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 9 years ago

Same here in Oregon, as Carla says, except the fine is $140.00

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 9 years ago

I am curious if those who use headsets and speaker phones are exempt from the ruling.

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) over 9 years ago

Carla & Wayne,  Thanks for sharing. I wonder... What are the effects of hand-held cellphone bans in Oregon

Sam,  Yes, headsets and speaker phones are exempt... must free both hands for drivinig. Cell phone use while operating a moving motor vehicle or while riding a bicycle will only be allowed when equipped with built-in speakers or a hands-free accessory.

Posted by Letitia Stevenson, Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach (BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com) over 9 years ago