Toledo bans texting while driving
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:12:56 GMT —
Toledo City Council has voted to make texting-while-driving illegal in Toledo.
Council passed the ordinance with a 10-2 vote Tuesday afternoon. Council members Michael Ashford and Lindsay Webb voted against the measure.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner first announced a plan to create the ordinance prohibiting texting while driving back in August.
The passing of the measure will make it illegal to read or send text messages from a mobile phone while behind the wheel. The law will go into effect on Toledo streets beginning Jan. 1, 2010.
Voters in Bowling Green rejected a proposed ban on the use of hand-held cell phones back in May.