Vote Postponed On School Zone Cellphone Ban

first_imgLast fall the Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 333 which grants authority to municipalities to regulate use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle in active school zones as well as on school property. The bill was introduced to reduce the use of cell phones while driving in active school zones or on school property. In June 2017, the City adopted an ordinance limiting the use of electronic screen devices while driving on public roads in the City limits, and setting a fine amount as a minor offense. The council will revisit the ordinance at their next meeting on January 23, at 6 p.m. There are currently signs in place warning against using your cellphone or other handheld device while driving. If passed this would not however apply to hands free device usage or parked vehicles not in operation.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna has postponed the vote on an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would prohibit the use of handheld electronic devices while driving in school zones and on school property. The ordinance was introduced by councilmember Jordan Chilson:  “Based on my discussions with local school administrators, there have been ongoing safety issues with parents distracted by cell phones in their parking lots during student pick up and drop off times. I believe the safety of our local students is paramount and this ordinance will serve as a reasonable tool we can provide to help address these issues.”last_img

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