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.