St. Louis Co. town weighs ban on texting

(KIRKWOOD, Mo., AP) — Missouri already bans texting for young drivers. The city of Kirkwood in St. Louis County is considering taking that a step further — prohibiting all drivers from texting.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports that a bill introduced at a City Council meeting Thursday advanced with unanimous support. It would go beyond the state law that prohibits texting for drivers 21 and younger.

Three other St. Louis County towns — Florissant, Manchester and St. John — previously enacted all-age-group bans. Critics say it isn’t government’s job to impose regulations on what takes place inside a car.

Attorneys disagree on whether cities even have the authority to pass local bans.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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