Judge overrules cell phone driving ban in Allentown

    Only states, not municipalities can enact cell phone driving bans, a Lehigh County judge ruled today.

    Philadelphia, Erie and Harrisburg are ignoring that message, but two Allentown residents must be feeling pretty happy about the judge’s decision.


    The Associated Press reports Judge James T. Anthony has invalidated Allentown’s law that prohibited cell phone use while driving. Two residents appealed to county court after violating the ban, which passed in March of 2010.

    The city hasn’t decided on an appeal.

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