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Cut the calls and buckle up


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2013

~~<p>Two new state laws aim to make Hawaii's roads safer for drivers and their passengers &mdash; banning use of hand-held cellphones while driving and requiring back-seat passengers to buckle up &mdash; but there's more to the equation than mere public safety.</p>
<p>In the case of cellphones, the state-law consolidation of Hawaii's existing county bans against using a hand-held phone while driving is largely procedural and money-motivated.</p>
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Two new state laws aim to make Hawaii's roads safer for drivers and their passengers — banning use of hand-held cellphones while driving and requiring back-seat passengers to buckle up — but there's more to the equation than mere public safety.

In the case of cellphones, the state-law consolidation of Hawaii's existing county bans against using a hand-held phone while driving is largely procedural and money-motivated. Login for more...



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