The city of Amarillo has launched it's new One Text Could Wreck It All program in response to the Commission’s adoption of an ordinance banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving within the city limits.  The program is to provide education to the public on the new city wide cell-phone ban, which takes effect soon.

“The website and education campaign are works in progress and I would encourage anyone with questions to call me,” says Sonja Gross, community relations coordinator. “We also have educational materials available for area schools, businesses and civic organizations, and we welcome the opportunity to speak to various groups about the importance of driving with your hands free of a cell phone.”

The ordinance was approved in September, but doesn't take effect until 30 days after all the appropriate signatures have been inked.  At this time, we're looking at an effective date of January 2nd, 2013.  At that time, police will begin issuing warnings with actual citations being written starting February 1, 2013.

For more information about the ordinance and details about the One Text Could Wreck It All program, visit the city of Amarillo's website.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact the Community Relations office at (806) 378-3549.


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