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Reading Scheduled for Proposed Cell Phone Use Ordinance in Corpus Christi

Destiny Baker3 years ago

Corpus Christi residents may face further restrictions on cell phone use while driving as Police Chief Floyd Simpson hopes to be enforcing a new ordinance by November to help combat distracted driving.

Corpus Christi Police Chief Speaks on Cell Phone Ordinance

“We’re not putting a complete ban on cell phones, but rather we want to treat the entire city like a school zone.” Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson as reported by the Caller-Times

  • Currently, Corpus Christi drivers are prohibited from using their cell phones while traveling in a school zone unless the driver is using a hands free device.
  • The new ordinance being introduced would extend the prohibition beyond school zones, affecting drivers across the city.
  • The goal of the ordinance is to reduce distracted driving which may have contributed to the 17 deaths in traffic-related accidents that have occurred this year.
  • Chief Simpson reminds residents that cell phone use would still be allowed in if the driver is reporting a crime, an accident or a medical emergency.

Current Schedule for the Corpus Christi Cell Phone Ordinance

  • It was announced Tuesday by Chief Simpson that the ordinance will have its first reading next week. A second reading is scheduled for October 8.
  • These dates are subject to change as City Council agenda will not be finalized until Friday.
  • Chief Simpson has stated that enforcement of the ordinance is planned to begin in November.
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