The College Station City Council adopted an ordinance in August banning the use of hand-held communication devices while driving a motor vehicle or bicycle in the city limits. Watch the video and read below to find out what you need to know.
CS Police Chief Scott McCollum explains the ordinance
Student PSA provides brief overview of the ordinance
The ordinance went into effect November 9, 2016.
It bans the usage of all wireless communication devices while a vehicle or bicycle is in motion.
Violators will be fined between $25 and $200, plus court costs.
The usage of bluetooth and connected services is permitted as long as the driver or cyclist is not touching the device.
The ordinance does not apply to a GPS unit that is separate from a cell phone. Drivers may use their cell phone for GPS purposes if it is mounted in the vehicle.
Usage of handheld devies is permitted as long as the vehicle or bicycle is at a complete, lawful stop.