More than six weeks after the Phoenix City Council made it illegal to text message while driving, the police department has cited their first and only driver.
It happened Nov. 5 in north Phoenix when an officer pulled over the alleged offender.
“It is the only citation that has been issued since the city code went into effect,” Phoenix police detective Stacie Derge said.
Phoenix is one of the first cities in the nation to introduce a ban on sending and reading text messages while driving.
Text messaging while driving is nuts. Our 16 year old son, who received a freshly minted drivers license in September got a long talking to about it. Suffice it to say the boy won’t be driving, ever, if he’s caught “DWT” (Driving While Texting).
I find it hard to believe that only one citation for this has been issued in over six weeks. The Phoenix ban was prompted by the tragic accident where an 18 year old driver crossed the median while texting, killing herself and another driver. Get legal help from injury attorneys hartford ct immediately if you’ve been injured in a car accident.
According to this report, 46 percent of teens nationwide admit to sending or receiving text messages while driving. The article states that 97% of Colorado teens feel this practice is dangerous.
Gotta wonder about the other 3%…
[tags]teen driving, text messaging[/tags]