Jackson drivers getting used to cellphone ban

By: AP
By: AP

Jackson, WY (AP) - Jackson police say residents appear to be adjusting to the city's ban on driving and talking on the phone.

Police Chief Todd Smith tells The Jackson Hole News & Guide only two citations have been issued since the department began actively enforcing the law this month. Warnings are still being given to out-of-towners who aren't aware of the rule.

The town council approved the ordinance in late 2013 but asked police to issue warnings for two and half months. Drivers caught talking on their phones face a $75 fine. For second-time offenders, it costs $100, and a third infraction is $150.

The law bars the use of cellphones or other wireless communication devices while driving or bicycling. Exceptions include devices designed for hands-free operation.

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