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  • City Ordinance No Talking on Phone while driving?

    Couple of city's around here have put in the local ordinance that you may not talk on your cell phone while driving. The ticket would be written as careless driving.

    Can local cops do this to out of town/ out of state people if they don't know the city ordinance. There is NO STATE LAW that says you can't talk on the phone.

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    Originally posted by toby101
    Couple of city's around here have put in the local ordinance that you may not talk on your cell phone while driving. The ticket would be written as careless driving.

    Can local cops do this to out of town/ out of state people if they don't know the city ordinance. There is NO STATE LAW that says you can't talk on the phone.
    Yes it can be enforced because there are signs posted when you enter city limits.

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    • #3
      Thank your lucky stars it's a city ordinance. If you get ticketed for it, it's a small fine. In NY, it's a traffic ticket with points on your license. I haven't been ticketed for it yet, which is surprising since I refuse to use a headset.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by toby101
        Can local cops do this to out of town/ out of state people if they don't know the city ordinance. There is NO STATE LAW that says you can't talk on the phone.
        Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law...

        That being said, I think that it is ridiculous that a city would do this. Just b/c there is an ordinance does not mean that it is enforced. I would probably not enforce an ordinance such as this if my city passed one, unless of course, I was forced to.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JHoek
          Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law...

          That being said, I think that it is ridiculous that a city would do this. Just b/c there is an ordinance does not mean that it is enforced. I would probably not enforce an ordinance such as this if my city passed one, unless of course, I was forced to.


          If I was an officer who worked in this city, i would not enforce it unless someone is involved in a traffic accident and its the yappers fault to.

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          • #6
            I would definately enforce this one. There too many yahoos out there who believe that driving is a right and that the rules should conform to them.
            Cell phones and driving dont mix. If you have to talk on the phone, then pull over. If that is an inconvenience to you then i suggest you make prior arrangements. Dont get me wrong, there will be times that emergencies arise, but that is on a case-by-case basis.
            Not to mention that thugs and dealers yap on the cell phone just as much. Just another reason to pull them over.
            I despise traffic accidents, especially the minor fender benders. As I complete my accident report, I cant count the near-wrecks that occur, as I sit there, due to people not paying attention to the road. I havent heard as of yet a good reason why cell phones should be allowed while a person drives.
            "Its not cheating, unless you get caught."-Al Bundy

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