Las Cruces – In a move that city officials believe promotes safety, the Las Cruces City Council will consider a proposal to ban cellular telephone use while driving.
The council is scheduled to take it up Dec. 7.
There was consensus Monday from the council to discuss and consider approval of an amendment to the city traffic ordinance.
Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima initiated plans for the ban in August after results of an informal e-mail poll of residents show support for tighter control of cell phone use while driving.
The proposed amendment would be added to the city's Prohibited Activities While Driving ordinance.
Similar bans are already in effect in many communities throughout the country and the region, including El Paso, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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