Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Jackson Cell Phone Ban Wins Final Passage

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson No Comments
cell phone driver

It is officially a town ordinance now.  Jackson Town Council this week voted to prohibit the use of cell phones and various wireless communication devices while operating a motorized vehicle.  The measure then took effect immediately, but Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith says it won’t see full enforcement immediately.  He says the council has decided that such enforcement will not take place until after an educational program.  The intent of that program he says would bring both residents and visitors up to speed that the ordinance exists and how to be in compliance. Efforts would include signage, educational contacts from law enforcement officers, and as a social media educational program. The new ordinance prohibits the use of cell phones or wireless communication devices to view, send or compose an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle. However, Smith says it exempts a variety of two-way radios such as those used by emergency services, taxis, contractors or ham radio operators. Says Smith, “It’s really designed to get you to put your iPad down, put your iPhone down, cell phones, computer devices, things of that nature.” Smith says under the ordinance, it is acceptable for persons to use a cell phone or wireless communication device if the device is actually being used in a manner that allows the driver to talk into and listen to the telephone or wireless communication device “hands free” – such as a Bluetooth system.

 

 

 

 

 

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
  • Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014
    High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming.  Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average.  […]
  • CSNN High School Football Game of the Week [AUDIO] - September 26, 2014
    It’s a chance for a pair of 1A teams to prove themselves on the field.  Our Cowboy State News Network high school football game of the week makes a stop at “Yoder Dame” today.  Number four Southeast hosts third-ranked Lingle tonight.  The Cyclones have owned the series recently, but the Doggers are off to a […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin