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Dec. 30, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

New Cell Ban

Drivers in Missouri beware: starting this upcoming Tuesday more restrictive cell phone bans are going into effect.

The new law will make using hand-held mobile phones and push-to-talk cell phones by commercial motor drivers illegal. School bus drivers and those driving vehicles for 9 to 15 passengers are also included. Chuck Goring is with MoDOT motor carrier services and says studies drove the new law.

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Goring says studies have show your chances of getting into a crash go up 23% if you are using a cell phone while driving.