Big Lake City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Texting While Driving

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The City of Big Lake is taking a stand against drivers who text and drive in the city limits.

The City Council passed an ordinance on Thursday.

It lets officers write tickets to drivers who use their phones to text or do anything else on the phone, like checking email or browsing the web.

The maximum fine is $500.

The Reagan County Sheriff's Department, which patrols within the city limits, will start giving out those tickets April 1.