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Jackson Cell Phone Ban Wins Final Passage

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson No Comments
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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