It's already illegal to text and drive in Alaska, but soon you could be banned from talking on your phone in certain areas too.

Governor Bill Walker has signed a bill that allows municipalities to decide for themselves whether to establish stricter regulations on using cell phones while driving. The bill signing ceremony was held at Bowman Elementary in Anchorage on Tuesday. 

House bill 333 is aimed at reducing the use of cell phones while driving in active school zones or on school property.

The measure would still allow for the use of hands-free devices; any new regulations would require action by local assemblies across the state.

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