Midland City Council Bans Texting And Driving
No more texting, facebooking, tweeting and emailing while you drive in Midland! The Midland City Council voted unanimously to ban texting while driving. Breaking this law could cost you $500.
From our news partner NewWest9:
In a unanimous decision, the ban will go into effect on October 1.
According to the ban, “a driver shall not use a wireless communication device to view, send, or compose an electronic message, or engage other application software apps while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway.”
However, there are exemptions to this ban. Those exemptions include making a phone call or using a GPS device.
If you’re caught texting and driving, you could be fined $500.
NewsWest 9’s Kalene O’Brien will have more on this story coming up tonight on NewsWest 9 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.