TUCSON – Motorists traveling on Nogales roads will soon only be using hands-free devices. Nogales City Council passed a hands-free ordinance Wednesday.
Under this ordinance, law enforcement officers are allowed to pull over a motorist as long as the officer has “reasonable cause” to believe the motorist is using a portable electronic device without a hands-free device.
Motorists who violate this ordinance can receive a civil penalty of $50 for the first violation, $100 for the second violation and $200 for subsequent violations. If a violator is involved in a collision, the minimum penalty is $250.
After this ordinance was passed, Nogales became the 27th jurisdiction to pass either a hands-free or texting ban for motorists.