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      Start texting at the red lights?


      In Amarillo and Canyon certain cellphone use in the car may soon be prohibited.


      "

      I'm

      guilt

      y

      of it as much as I hate to admit it," said WTAMU student Krystallyne Robinson.


      "

      I

      think we're all guilt

      y

      of it,

      " admitted her friend Michael Miller.



      "W

      hether we're willing to admit it or not."



      T

      hey

      are


      talking about texting while driving.



      It seems to be
      something everyone is talking about.



      T

      he Amarillo Traffic Commission met Monday morning to discuss new data it has collected.


      "

      I

      f this wasn't an issue we wouldn't be looking at it. We're out for safety," said DJ Stubben, who is on the committee. "We are all volunteers and we are devoting a lot of time to this."



      C

      anyon City Commissioners also met Monday evening to go over a new ordinance.



      Randy Criswell, the city manager said it is very simple.



      "B

      asically it just prohibits the use of a cell phone while your vehicle is moving

      ," he said.



      "F


      or any purposes except making a phone call."



      T

      hat means you could still send a quick text while you

      are


      sitting at a red light.


      "

      I

      f you're looking at it too long, the guy behind you is gunna let you know

      ," Criswell laughed.



      B

      oth Amarillo and Canyon have been discussing a ban on cell phone use while driving for some time. And people are beginning to wonder if anything will ever be done.


      "

      W

      e want to be careful before we move ahead

      ," said Stubben.



      "W

      e're not out here to find one more law or rule

      for people to follow

      . We're trying to make sure these are things we can do to make the whole city safer."



      B


      ut, is a ban on texting, or certain cell phone use, really enough to get us to stop?


      "

      I

      would be more careful if I saw a cop

      ,

      "

      admitted Robinson.

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