San Luis texting and driving ban in the works

If you live or work in the San Luis city limits, this could apply to you.

Motorists could soon be fined if caught texting or talking on their cell phones while behind the wheel

San Luis resident Samuel Apodaca, “There’s a lot of accidents and people don’t pay attention to where they’re driving.”

San Luis police department Sergeant Marcus Santana says the city ordinance is proposed and has not been enacted yet, but it’s in the works.

Commercial truck driver Obed Martinez said, “I drive four times a week and to be honest, it’s pretty dangerous. I see it all the time people swerving almost hitting me.”

The fine would be $100 for any use of a communication device while driving

Martinez said, “You should be fined. Your eyes should not be on your phone while you’re driving.”

When you’re operating a vehicle, every second counts

Apocada said, “I’ve seen a lot of people texting and driving everywhere.

Martinez said, “It’s not worth that small text or small phone call if you crash.”

Let’s say you’re traveling 55 miles per hour and you take your eyes off the road for five seconds; in that amount of time you’ve traveled 100 yards.

Martinez said, “Now that I drive a commercial vehicle,  I make sure to pull over to even talk on my phone.”

Martinez said that you’re not only risking your life, but the lives around you, “I have a 9 month old daughter, I’m not trying to crash and not see her grow up.”

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