Jacksonville to vote on driving while texting ban

JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) - The city of Jacksonville has planned a vote for Monday night on whether to ban text messaging while driving.

Councilman Derek Raulerson introduced the proposal. It would ban drivers from using a wireless communication device to view, send or compose electronic messages while driving.

Drivers would still be allowed to talk on their cell phones while on the road.

The measure also allows for drivers to send messages while traffic is stopped due to an obstruction, as long as the car's transmission is set in neutral or park.