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Mass. House Passes Bill Banning Texting While Driving

Boston.com reports:

The Massachusetts House passed a bill this afternoon that would ban texting while driving and require all drivers making cellphone calls to use hands-free devices.

The bill, which passed 146-9 after a debate that stretched through the afternoon, would also bar junior operators from using cellphones, and require drivers over 75 to renew their licenses in person every five years, rather than every 10 years.