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BAY VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) – Texting while driving is now a primary offense in Bay Village, meaning police officers can pull drivers over who are seen on the phone behind the wheel.

The Bay Village city council recently amended the city’s ordinance during a meeting on March 4.

Bay Village ordinance 333.11 states:

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any street, highway, or property open to the public for vehicular traffic while using a handheld electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication.

The ordinance does not apply “a person reading, selecting, or entering a name or telephone number in a handheld electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call.”

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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