St. Charles bans all texting and driving

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – St Charles is proposing an ordinance to ban texting and driving within it’ city limits.

Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of the ban 9 to 1.

So if you are caught texting and driving at any age within St. Charles city limits, police can now issue you a ticket.

No texting and driving in St. Charles, that's the ordinance that was proposed Tuesday night.

If you do, you'll get a ticket no matter how old you are.

The sponsor of the bill says, cities like Kirkwood and Manchester, have already implemented the ban; and Lake St. Louis is also trying to ban texting while driving.

The need is there, according to texting and driving safety.com, which states that 82-percent of Americans ages 16 and 17 own a cell phone, with 34-percent say they text while driving.

39 states including the District of Columbia prohibit texting while.

Now you saw the video of the packed house, with the majority of the folks here to tonight were here to talk about the New Town issue. That's why there is still no vote on the texting ban.

Residents in New Town oppose an ordinance to re-district the community for construction of traditional home by T.R. Hughes. Tonight was the first reading, with a second reading on September 23rd.

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