Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Update on Cell Phone Bans

Attorney Christopher M. Reeser of the Harrisburg office of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin advised that Harrisburg is one of the other cities which passed a law banning cell phone use while driving.

However, it was reported that a local district magistrate judge ruled the law unconstitutional in the case before him based upon lack of notice to motorists entering the city. It does not appear that that ruling had any ongoing effect on the continuing validity of the ban in Harrisburg. Rather, the impact of that decision appeared to be limited only to that one case.

For more info, click on this link to the news article on the topic:

I thank Attorney Reeser for sending this info my way on Harrisburg.

Also Attorney Richard B. "Bruce" Wickersham, Jr. of the Philadelphia office of Post & Schell advised that Philadelphia is another Pennsylvania city that has banned the use of cell phones while driving. See : http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Nutter-Signing-Philadelphia-Cell-Phone-Ban-.html.

I thank Attorney Wickersham for his assist in this regard.

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