Sent on 8/3/2017 3:40:24 PM
The 60 day grace period has ended and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will now begin issuing tickets for the “Hands-Free” Ordinance. The ordinance (10.34.020) states: “A person may not use a handheld electronic device while operating a motor vehicle on a street or highway unless that device is specifically designed or configured to allow hands-free use and is used in that manner.” Use of a two-way radio will not be a violation of this ordinance. Use of a handheld electronic device in the event of an emergency will also be exempt. It is a civil traffic offense to violate this ordinance. Statistics from the 60 day grace period: • 4 citations • 361 written warnings • 386 verbal warnings It is the goal of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to create safer roadways through education, awareness, and enforcement. Remember, don’t drive distracted…just drive. For more information, please visit our website at www.pimasheriff.org.