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Police would include cell-phone use in accident reports

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Police auto accident reports would have to include whether cellular-phone use or abuse contributed to the crash under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Assembly.

The author, Assemblyman George Nakano, D-Torrance, said the bill is necessary to determine if the popular phones are really a problem when used by motorists.

A rival bill that would have required cellular phones used in cars to be hands-free stalled in the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Nakano’s bill was sent to the Senate by a 44-21 vote.

On the Net: Read the bill, AB770, at http://www.sen.ca.gov

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