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Police in Portsmouth, NH, to Crack Down on Handheld Drivers

First-time violators who are caught using their phones behind the wheel of a car will face a $100 fine

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Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are ready to crack down on drivers who violate the hands-free driving law.

First-time violators who are caught using their phones behind the wheel of a car will face a $100 fine, according to necn affiliate WCSH. The second offense goes up to $250.

The statewide law began a year ago, but police have been lenient, allowing people to continue on with warnings.

It is illegal in the state to text or talk with an electronic device unless you are completely hands-free.

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