Today: May 27 , 2020

Distracted Driving Ordinance Passed

04 October 2018   Supervisor Jack Smith

A distracted driver ordinance was passed on Wednesday by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

Today, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously took a stand against Distracted Driving and the negative impacts of using a mobile device in hand has on the general public.

Ordinance 2018-2 states, "A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding in his or her hand, typing on or otherwise manually operating a portable communications device."

It is my hope that this giant step forward will entice drivers to think twice before using a hand- held device while driving.

Lives are at stake here and driving requires our full attention.

Thank you for the overwhelming support of those that attended and spoke at the Board of Supervisors hearing both today and two weeks ago in Cottonwood.

It was my honor to make the initial motion to adopt this ordinance, which will save lives.