Saturday, January 16, 2010

Galveston to ban driving while texting

Well it certainly didn't take Galveston long to ban motorists from texting while driving. The island city made it a Class C misdemeanor to the use "wireless communication devices to view, send or compose an electronic message" while driving. Of course that does lead to the question "What is driving?"

Violators will be subject to a fine of up to $500.

The new ordinance will go into effect ten days after publication in the local paper (approximately January 27, 2010) which should be this Sunday.

See also:

"New advocacy group seeks to ban cell phone use when driving" The Defense Rests (Jan. 13, 2010)

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