College Station Council Considers Distracted Driving Ordinance

Research Valley Press Community News

After a presentation by Police Chief Scott McCollum, the College Station City Council directed staff to bring back a draft ordinance regarding the use of wireless communications devices by drivers. The ordinance modification would provide a mechanism for enforcement and deterrence.

McCollum said driver inattention while using wireless communication devices is a growing public safety concern. While the state legislature has recently considered laws regarding the use of these devices while driving, the bills have failed.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation:

Nearby Texas cities like San Antonio and Austin have recently enacted ordinances related to use of mobile devices while driving.

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