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Alaska cellphone usage law faces challenges

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DRIVING: Lawmakers see little chance for a ban making headway.

Anchorage Daily News
Published: December 28th, 2011 02:10 AM
Last Modified: December 28th, 2011 03:04 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to outlaw talking on a cellphone while driving, but even supporters of the idea say it isn't going to happen in Alaska anytime soon.

"I just think that people have really strong feelings on that issue," said Juneau Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz, whose bill to ban hand-held cellphone use while driving was overwhelmingly rejected by the House Judiciary Committee in April. "I was frankly pretty surprised at the reaction."

Anchorage Democratic Rep. Mike Doogan, who has his own bill to ban the practice, agreed it stands virtually no chance of passing....

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