Montgomery Cell Phone Rule Takes Effect

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new Montgomery ordinance means that drivers will have to put down their cell phones - at least 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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Scott Location: Florida on Sep 12, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    This is a good law if they inforce it on themselves also. Had a Montgomery police officer run a stop sign Friday afternoon 9/10/10 and he was on his cell phone.He (did not) have his lights and siren on. I followed him just to see where he was going and he went to McDoanld's and another officer was there and they went inside to eat.
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