Creative commons photo by rankieleon on Flickr.
Creative commons photo by rankieleon on Flickr.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban texting and driving in unincorporated Pima County.

The City of Tucson enacted a similar ban in 2012.

Here’s the language according to Arizona Daily Star reporter Murphy Woodhouse:

With a unanimous vote Tuesday morning, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using “a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication,” meaning making and receiving calls is still allowed while driving.

The ban is a primary offense allowing deputies to pull over motorists they suspect of texting while driving.
2 thoughts on “County votes to ban texting and driving”
  1. This is great news. I didn’t realize that Tucson already had this ban; it’s obviously largely unenforced.
    Does anyone know why the ban only covers unincorporated Pima County?

  2. @ignorant drivers It’s not “largely” unenforced. It is COMPLETELY unenforced, unfortunately.

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