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Junction City Police Will Begin Enforcing Motorist Cellphone Ban

Police in Junction City are alerting drivers: They'll soon be enforcing a new ordinance that limits use of cellphones by motorists.

The city commission approved the law in early June. It bans motorists from talking or listening on a cellphone unless it's a hands-free device.

The police department has held off on enforcing the ban until the city put up signs notifying drivers of the law. The signs are now up, and police will begin enforcing the law Sept. 15.

Drivers will still be allowed to hold cellphones to their ears in limited circumstances, such as talking to law enforcement in emergency situations.