Starting July 1, Oahu drivers will be subject to a $67 first-time fine if seen operating a mobile, hand-held electronic device -- including cellular phones, pagers, laptops, video games or digital cameras -- while behind the wheel.

Signed into law May 7 by Honolulu Mayor Muffi Hanneman, the ban does not prohibit the use of a vehicle's navigational equipment, CD player, radio or video entertainment systems intended for passengers.

Hands-free electronic devices, such as Bluetooth equipment, are allowed.

Visit www.honolulupd.org for further details.

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