West U. Place bans texting while driving

December 7, 2009 7:44:51 PM PST
The City of West University Place officially has a ban on text messaging while driving.

City council gave the thumbs up to keeping your thumbs off of your cell phone while you are behind the wheel. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $500.

The council already passed a ban on texting and driving, but had to vote again because the wording of the law was revised. The law now prohibits drivers from texting at the wheel unless they are seeking emergency assistance or calling police.

Using GPS and navigation systems in cars and making phone calls will still be legal, except in school zones.