Start texting at the red lights?
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 23:59:04 GMT —
In Amarillo and Canyon certain cellphone use in the car may soon be prohibited.
of it as much as I hate to admit it," said WTAMU student Krystallyne Robinson.
think we're all guilt
" admitted her friend Michael Miller.
hether we're willing to admit it or not."
talking about texting while driving.
It seems to be
something everyone is talking about.
he Amarillo Traffic Commission met Monday morning to discuss new data it has collected.
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."
anyon City Commissioners also met Monday evening to go over a new ordinance.
Randy Criswell, the city manager said it is very simple.
asically it just prohibits the use of a cell phone while your vehicle is moving
," he said.
or any purposes except making a phone call."
hat means you could still send a quick text while you
sitting at a red light.
f you're looking at it too long, the guy behind you is gunna let you know
," Criswell laughed.
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.
e want to be careful before we move ahead
," said Stubben.
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."
ut, is a ban on texting, or certain cell phone use, really enough to get us to stop?
would be more careful if I saw a cop