Missouri City to ban texting while driving

Missouri City decided not to wait for the state to legislate on texting while driving.  Starting June 1, 2010, the practice will be officially prohibited for all citizens.

Council members approved an amendment of a current city ordinance regulating the use of a wireless device while operating a vehicle to proscribe drivers from sending and viewing text or email messages, as well as using software applications on their cell phone while driving.

“I know there has been a lot of interest in this and I want to remind people that this only affects texting while driving,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said following the vote.

A state law has already banned the use of handheld cell phone in area school zones since last fall.

The city plans to inform drivers of the new regulation through publicity and neighborhood association meetings in the upcoming weeks.

Source: Fort Bend Sun, February 20, 2010

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