Tucson police say texting ban is too hard to enforce.
State Rep. Victoria Steele (D-Tucson), who introduced a bill to ban reading or sending a text while driving, went along with an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer to patrol Interstate 10 on Wednesday.
PHOENIX — New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
The number of drivers who are visibly manipulating a cellphone has been rising steadily — and it is not just young adults.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety recently announced its officers would be citing drivers for texting, encouraging them to go after inattentive motorists starting in January. This comes shortly after the growing problem of accidents caused by distracted drivers has come under intense scrutiny.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers will crack down on distracted drivers, beginning in January.