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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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