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Drivers with Kandiyohi Area Transit will no longer be able to talk on cell phones while behind the wheel of a bus due to a new rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Drivers must now pull over and respond to cell phone calls. Hands-free devices, however, are still allowed. Tribune photo

KAT drivers restricted from talking on phone while driving

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WILLMAR -- A new federal law that prohibits bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving is expected to improve transit safety, but Kandiyohi Area Transit riders are experiencing slightly delayed service because of the change.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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