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Cellphone Ban While Driving Coming to Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1B0inGs ) reports the City Council approved the law Thursday. It takes effect Jan. 1.

Police will be able to cite motorists and bicyclists caught chatting, texting or tapping on smartphone applications while moving. Drivers stuck in traffic or at stoplights will be allowed to make a quick call or pick up their phone as long as their vehicle is at a stop.

The law doesn’t apply to the use of hands-free devices, two-way radios and emergency communications.

Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley says police will issue warnings for a limited time before issuing citations.

This expands an ordinance passed in 2009 banning texting while driving.

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Posted by on Aug 29 2014. Filed under News.
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The city of Bryan has provided a summary of proposed changes to the current animal ordinance. Tonight is the chance to speak to city officials. Comments by e-mail are being accepted through tomorrow.Friendly reminder! Today you have an opportunity to provide much wanted feedback on proposed changes to the existing animal ordinance. Citizens are welcome and encouraged to join us October 18th at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers for the Bryan Animal Center Advisory Committee meeting to share their thoughts.

These proposed changes are being discussed in an effort to update the City’s animal ordinance to better reflect adherence to state law, support community needs, and promote best practices in addressing common concerns.

You are able to review these ahead of time at Bryantx.gov/animalordinance. In the event you cannot join us in person for the meeting, please submit your comments in writing at animalservices@bryantx.gov by October 19th.

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