The Arlington City Council is making arrangements to vote on a measure that would ban drivers from sending texts while driving. The order would only allow calls to be placed while driving, which would exclude all text messaging, emailing, and tweeting. In the case that an individual was found to be violating the new order (if passed), they would then face a $200 fine.
The City Council is expected to pass the proposed ordinance. Arlington’s City Counsel is considering replicating their model after El Paso’s ordinance, which bans all cell phone use without a hands-free device. It is proposed that the roads and highways will be safer for all drivers if the ordinance is passed.