Roanoke city texting drivers face up to 3 months in prison

It seems these days, many cities move faster than their state.  At least, it is the case with Roanoke, Alabama.

The city passed a new ordinance on February 24 banning all email or text messaging while driving.  Tappears the city council agreed that while cell phone may have helped to quickly report emergencies in the past, in many cases they have endangered citizens.    The ordinance acknowledged that using a handheld device to write or send a text message while driving drastically increases the risk of being involved in a traffic accident.

First-time offenders would face a $50 or up to 10 days in prison.  Additional offenses could increase the fine up to $500 and a maximum of three months of jail time.

Source: The Randolph Leader, February 24, 2010

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