Monday, April 2, 2012

Tell Us About Your Texting Tickets

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

This past Sunday was when Tucson's texting-while-driving ban went into effect. No, this wasn't a April Fool's Day joke, though it would have been a cool one.

If spotted texting (or anything that looks like texting) while behind the wheel, and your vehicle is in motion, Tucson police can pull you over, cite you and give you a $100 ticket. Cause an accident whilst mid-text, and the fine could rise to $250.

The ordinance was passed by the Tucson city council with the hope of cutting down on crashes and deaths associated with distracted driving, but many critics wonder how enforceable it will be, or how often police will pull someone over for such an alleged infraction.

If you get caught in the act, so to speak, and either get pulled over or cited, we want to hear about it. Email us and tell us your story.

Of course, don't send that email from your phone while navigating Tucson's potholed streets.

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