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Few teen drivers cited under state law that bans cell phone use

WILMINGTON (AP) -- A state law went into effect last year that bans drivers younger than 18 from talking on cell phones, but court officials say only 51 teenagers have been ticketed and only 23 convicted. The law allows teenagers to drive while talking to their parents or law enforcement, but officers say its difficult if not impossible to estimate the age of young drivers. Officers also say it's hard to determine and prove whether teenagers are talking to their parents. Some argue that just having a law and visible police enforcement is a good deterrent, but others say parents should be the primary enforcers. Violators can receive a $25 fine and have six months added to their graduated license requirements. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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