- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Drivers and cyclists may be banned from texting on their mobile devices in Flagstaff after an ordinance approved by the City Council this week.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1qvRgiN ) that the ordinance bans writing, sending or reading text messages while in motion. It does allow drivers and bicyclists to look at their phones when stopped at a traffic light, for instance.

The ban doesn’t apply to talking on a mobile phone since Coconino County has already adopted that prohibition but has delayed issuing tickets to allow for a six-month trial period.

Fines for violating the Flagstaff texting ban range from $100 to $250.

Final approval of the ordinance is expected July 15. The law would then officially take effect 30 days later.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/