Texas city bans texting while driving -- no more warnings

3:47 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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EDINBURG, Tex. (NBC) -- Texting while driving will get you a ticket in Edinburg, Texas.

A new ordinance passed Tuesday was declared effective immediately.

Police Chief Rolando Castaneda and city officials decided to enforce the law without a warning period for motorists.

"One of the many reasons, I would hate to be on my conscious that we allow a 30 or 60 day grace period on this new ordinance to come into effect and my son or daughter or your son or daughter gets injured or killed, I don't think I could live with myself," Caseneda said.

The new ordinance was placed on the ballot after a petition drive organized by local high school students.


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