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Maui cell phone driving ban advances

WAILUKU, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - A proposed bill which would ban Maui County drivers from using mobile electronic devices while driving took a step forward Wednesday.  A committee successfully moved the bill out for further debate.

Maui is the only county in the state that does not prohibit cell phone and other electronic device usage while driving.

People who testified in support for the bill included representatives of the Maui Police Department, the prosecutor's office, and those who were personally affected by the recklessness of drivers distracted at the wheel.

The bill must still go through several more hurdles before becoming law. 

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