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Gov. Walker signs cellphone ban for young drivers

Gov. Walker signs cellphone ban for young drivers

By The Associated Press. CREATED Mar 29, 2012

MILWAUKEE- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that bans young drivers from using cellphones.

The measure bans anyone driving a motor vehicle under an instruction permit or a probationary license from using a cellphone or other wireless device.

First-time violators face a fine of $20 to $40. Repeat offenders face fines ranging from $50 to $100.

The state Assembly passed the bill unanimously in February. The Senate concurred earlier this month on a voice vote with no debate.

Walker signed the bill on Thursday in Milwaukee.