Austin Local News
City Council discusses distracted driving ban
Council members voted unanimously to approve a resolution to draft an ordinance on distracted driving. Mayor pro-tem Sheryl Cole says she would like to see the issue posted as a public hearing first. Council member and sponsor Mike Martinez says that's what they plan to do at the end of the month. One person spoke on the issue; David King lives in the Zilker neighborhood. King says during a two-hour period he observed drivers near a Zilker Elementary School intersection; he says he observed at least 10 people not making full stops at stop signs and looking down at their phones. King says distracted drivers like those are dangerous and that's why he supports the ban.