AUGUSTA — Maine lawmakers have killed proposals calling for mandatory motorcycle helmets and banning the use of cellphones by most motor vehicle drivers.

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The Senate went along with the House on Wednesday in voting to kill a bill requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets in Maine. Current Maine law requires motorcyclists under 18 years old to wear a helmet when driving or riding as a passenger.

The House also rejected a bill that would outlaw the use of hand-held mobile phones by drivers.