City of Kirkwood to ban texting while driving

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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.


  • Nat Sirius

    It should be banned for EVERYONE, not just people under 21. I’ve come close to being side-swiped by idiots while driving down the highway, because they were too busy texting. And, it was clear that said idiots were WELL over the age of 21.

  • Haikey

    Tey are worried about public safety maybe they should watch the people who are not stopping at stop signs. I drive down Taylor everyday to go to work and I see multiple people everyday run those stop signs. Sometimes you don’t know if someone is texting in a car but you will know if someone does run a stop sign and puts a child at danger. I’ve even seen cops run these signs before.

  • Scotty

    I don’t text and drive, but I do like to facebook while i am riding my motorcycle. It’s all good.

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