Nogales council considers distracted driving ordinance

Nogales considers distracted driving ordinance

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Nogales City Council will vote on an ordinance on Wednesday, May 1, that could change things for drivers. Before the vote, council members will hear the second reading of the distracted driving ordinance.

Should the ordinance pass, there will be a 30-day trial and education period for drivers.

Nogales police could also decide to extend the period of education. Once it ends, however, police could issue warnings or citations for distracted driving. The fines will range from $50 to $100 depending on whether it is the first or second offense.

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino says the ordinance has received a lot of community support. He supports the ordinance because he believes it will make things safer for drivers and pedestrians in his community.

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