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Ban on texting behind the wheel takes effect

It's now illegal in Massachusetts to text message and surf the Internet on a cell phone while driving.

The new law that took effect Thursday also bans anyone under 18 from talking on a cell phone while driving. Violators will face fines ranging from $100 for a first offense and up to $500 for repeat offenses.

WBZ's Ed Walsh talked with Registrar Rachel Kaprelian about the new measure:


WBZ's Carl Stevens talked with motorists along the MassPike:


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