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Hang up that phone or else

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin City Council members engaged in a brief discussion about a potential ban on driving while using handheld devices Tuesday morning. Though they took no action — and one is expected for another two or three weeks — Mayor Lee Leffingwell did express some skepticism over a portion of the ordinance that would limit such activity even while stopped. There, Leffingwell appeared to side with Public Safety Commission Chair Kim Rossmo, who Monday voted against such a ban.

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