- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - The Yuma City Council has approved a ban on using cellphones or other electronic devices while driving.

The Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1PcO4pX ) that the council voted Wednesday to add the ban to the city’s traffic laws. The ban prohibits drivers from using a handheld electronic device such as a cellphone, tablet or electronic game for talking, texting or any other purpose while on the road.

The ban makes exceptions for hands-free devices such as Bluetooth, law enforcement officers or emergency vehicle drivers on official duties, drivers on private property and those who are legally parked. CB or ham radios are also excluded. Tickets will be dismissed if drivers can prove they were contacting authorities.

Arizona is one of two states that hasn’t enacted any sort of ban on texting or talking behind the wheel.

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Information from: The Sun, https://www.yumasun.com


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