Crackdown on Using Cellphones Behind the Wheel

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio– Police in University Heights are cracking down on people using their cellphones while driving.

The city’s new ordinance states no one can use a cellphone to talk or text behind the wheel.

A driver is allowed to use a voice-operated or hands-free device.

For a first offense, a person will be fined $100; a second offense $250; any others after that will be fined $500.

People in violation will start being cited on July 15.