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What restrictions if any are there for new drivers?

There are no specific restrictions for new drivers, but anyone operating a motor vehicle is prohibited from using a wireless communication device to read, write or send text messages. The law includes the following exceptions in emergencies:

• Firefighters
• Emergency medical technicians
• Law enforcement officers
• Ambulance drivers
• Any driver in an emergency situation

If you violate this law, you will be fined $200 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for a third or subsequent offense.

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