Flagstaff City Council Abandons Texting and Driving Ban

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The city of Flagstaff, Arizona has opted not to move forward with a ban on texting and driving at the moment, something that rankles a local newspaper.  In an editorial, the staff writes that they believe that the City Council jumped the gun by voting the measure down before it even had a chance to be adequately explored.  On Tuesday, city staff was asked to cease even working on a ban.  This decision was made by the Council by a four to three margin.  But as the local publication explains, such a ban, even if hard to enforce, would allow police more lenience in their ability to determine fault in the wake of an accident.  And because the matter was recommended by city citizens on the transportation commission, they say the Council should have at least considered the matter.

Click here to learn more about the failed ban.