Montgomery Cell Phone Rule Takes Effect

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new Montgomery ordinance means that
drivers will have to put down their cell phones when they're driving.
The city ordinance that makes hand-held cell phone use while driving a secondary offense took effect Sunday and officers will now begin handing out citations.
That means that if drivers are talking on their cell phones while violating other rules of the road, such as running a stop sign, they can be cited.
A public service announce-ment called "Survive the Drive" will soon start airing.
And signs will go up at the major entrances to the city warning drivers not to chat and text on their cell phones while driving.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,

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  • by rodsmith on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    sounds kind of stupid and useless if you ask me. Unless you plan on a sign on EVERY ROAD that enters the city how will you prove everyone knows. This is something that needs to be done at either the state or federal lvl.
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