City of Kirkwood to ban texting while driving
KIRKWOOD, MO ( KTVI) – Kirkwood officials want to crack down on distracted driving. It could soon become the latest local city to ban texting while driving, regardless of your age. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that a bill introduced at the city council meeting Thursday night advanced with numerous support. All drivers who are caught texting and driving would be charged with a Kirkwood public safety violation. The tickets would not be reported to the state.
The measure goes beyond a Missouri state law which bans texting for those drivers who are 21 and younger. Florissant, Manchester, and St. John also have texting while driving bans.