BROOKLYN, Ohio (Reuters) -- The Cleveland suburb that pioneered seat belt laws more than 30 years ago has found a new way to force safer driving -- make motorists using cellular phones keep both hands on the steering wheel.

Brooklyn Police Chief James Maloney said Thursday his officers have issued two warnings since City Council passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance requiring drivers talking on their cellular phones to keep both hands on the wheel.The misdemeanor offense could result in a fine of $100, although some leeway was granted for emergency calls, Maloney said. Motorists would likely have to violate more than the cellular phone law to get stopped, he added.