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Bethlehem Follows Suit

Earlier this spring, a Lehigh County judge overturned Allentown’s ordinance regarding using cell phones and driving.  The judge, in a move that was widely expected, relied on a state law that provides that all motor vehicle provisions must be uniform throughout the state. 

Bethlehem, realizing that a distracted driving ordinance enacted by one municipality is in violation of that law, has decided to stop enforcing an ordinance similar to the one in Allentown.

The responsibility to pass a distracted driving law now clearly rests with the state, but will the state do what it can to prevent future distracted driving accidents or will Pennsylvania go another legislative session without passing this important piece of legislation?

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