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Town considering ban on texting for all drivers

Three other St. Louis County towns -- Florissant, Manchester and St. John -- previously enacted all-age-group bans.


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.

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