Town considering ban on texting for all drivers
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:48:56 GMT —
Missouri already bans texting for young drivers. The city of Kirkwood in St. Louis County is considering taking that a step further -- prohibiting all drivers from texting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a bill introduced at a City Council meeting Thursday advanced with unanimous support. It would go beyond the state law that prohibits texting for drivers 21 and younger.
Three other St. Louis County towns -- Florissant, Manchester and St. John -- previously enacted all-age-group bans. Critics say it isn't government's job to impose regulations on what takes place inside a car.
Attorneys disagree on whether cities even have the authority to pass local bans.