Lubbock, Texas Delays Texting Ban to Widen Its Reach

Posted on June 14, 2013

The City Council of Lubbock, Texas, was set to make an initial vote on a texting and driving ban yesterday, but the matter was pulled by the Mayor at the last minute.  But instead of pulling it because she’s not in favor of the measure, she instead would like to see the ban expanded to include GPS usage and police officers, as she believes they shouldn’t be exempt from the statute.  She cites conversations with local residents for helping her to arrive at her current stance on the matter.  If the ban is eventually passed as is, persons caught texting at the wheel would be on the receiving end of a $200 citation.

For more about the potential ban, click here.

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