Arizona Republic

A new proposal that would ban texting while driving has emerged in the Arizona Senate. This time, the yearly effort may have a chance with the departure of former Senate President Andy Biggs and a new Republican champion.

The Kingman City Council is working to make checking your phone while driving illegal.On Tuesday, the council moved to pursue a ban on talking, texting or emailing on a phone, as well as changing the song on an iPod or MP3 player.

On Saturday, Coconino County officials will begin fully enforcing a distracted-driving ordinance. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, drivers found using cell phones and other communication devises without hands-free technology could face penalties.


The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution to ban cell phone use while driving. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, county officials say it’s a response to inaction by the state.


The state House voted Wednesday to bar Arizona’s newest drivers from using their cell phones while driving. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains the measure.