Glendale Cellphone Ban 

Glendale, Arizona is the latest Valley of the Sun community to ban the use of cellphones while driving. Last week, the city of Glendale Council voted unanimously to enact the new law. This coming directly after the tragic loss of the Salt River tribal police officer, who was struck and killed by a distracted driver on the 101 Loop near Scottsdale.

The Glendale ordinance prohibits talking on cellphones, sending text messages or otherwise using a handheld device while operating a motor vehicle, unless the device is in a hands-free mode. There will be an education and warning period for the next six months before the city of Glendale Police Department begin strict enforcement. First time offenders are looking at a $250 fine and it is considered a primary offense, meaning that an officer can pull you over for using a handheld device.

What are the rules in other Valley of the Sun cities?

El Mirage – prohibits handheld-cellphone use while driving

Fountain Hills – prohibits texting while driving

Glendale – prohibits handheld-cellphone use while driving (takes effect Feb. 7)

Phoenix – prohibits texting while driving

Surprise – prohibits handheld-cellphone use while driving

Tempe – prohibits talking on the phone or texting, but only if police can prove the drivers pose a risk to themselves or others, and it's a secondary offense

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