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Don't be caught clutching a cell phone in Philly.

LIMERICK PA – If you’re driving into Center City, be forewarned that Philadelphia police on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2009) began issuing warning tickets to those breaking the city’s new cell phone law.

The legislation, signed into law in April, prohibits vehicles operators – even those on skateboards, rollerblades or scooters – from using a handheld cell phone. Fines for violators range from $150 to $300, or $75 if the right to contest the violation is waived.

Real tickets, not just warnings, take effect Dec. 1.

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