Allentown's cell phone ban for drivers will be tested in court.
The city ordinance calls for a minimum fine of $150 for using a handheld mobile telephone or wireless communication device while operating a vehicle, including skateboards, scooters, inline skates and bicycles.
The law was approved in March 2010.
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Lehigh County Judge James Anthony will hear arguments in their appeals in May.
The law is being disputed, in part, because no statewide law has ever been passed.
A chief supporter of a state ban on using cell phones and texting while driving, State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-153rd District) re-introduced the proposal in the Pa. State House in January. State lawmakers have debated similar bans since the late 1990s, without coming to an agreement.
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