Jackson Outlaws Cellphone Use While Driving

December 20, 2013

The town of Jackson, Wyo., has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking.

The Jackson Town Council approved the ban on Monday but the new ordinance doesn’t take effect until March 1.

Mayor Mark Barron tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that officers will pull violators over but not issue any tickets during the grace period.

The law makes it illegal to use cellphones or other wireless communication devices such as iPads, while behind the wheel or pedaling a bike.

Exceptions include devices designed for “hands-free” operation and authorized emergency responders.

Violators would be charged with a misdemeanor.

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