Cheyenne closer to banning cell phones while driving
Cheyenne, WY – The Cheyenne City Council is one vote away from banning texting and hand-held cell phone calls while driving.
The city council voted 8-1 on Monday in favor of the ban; the
council has a final vote scheduled for Sept. 14 before the ban can
go into effect.
Councilman Jimmy Valdez was the only member to vote against the
ban. He said that police already aren't enforcing a ban on dogs
riding in truck beds, and he doubted they would be able to enforce
the cell phone ban.
The National Traffic Safety Administration says driving while
using a cell phone increases the risk of crashing by six times.