The city of Flagstaff, Arizona may soon implement a ban on texting and driving. The matter will be taken up tonight by the City Council after being proposed by Flagstaff’s Transportation Commission. The issue has been debated at length for three years. As it stands now, drivers would be prevented from texting at the wheel, although it would still be permissible to dial phone numbers and talk on a handheld cellphone. The measure does not impact other potentially hazardous activities such as eating or personal grooming. If caught texting, a driver could find themselves on the receiving end of a $100 ticket, a number that more than doubles when the texting violation leads to a crash.
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