What is the distracted driving ordinance?

The ordinance prohibits the handheld-use of a phone, or any "two-way wireless electronic communication device," while driving a vehicle (with exceptions, explained below). This includes scrolling and typing on said phone or device, as well as speaking.

This is a change in the rules in the Uniform Traffic Code, Chapter 410 in the city's code of ordinances. See the city's ordinances here.

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1. What is the distracted driving ordinance?
2. Where is this law in effect?
3. When does the law take effect?
4. Isn't there a state law about texting while driving?
5. Do any other cities have a distracted driving law?
6. Why did the city create this ordinance?
7. Can I talk on my cell phone hands-free?
8. I am an amateur radio operator. Can I use my radio?
9. What about emergency situations? Can I use my phone then?
10. How often will this law be enforced?
11. Can police officers use their phones?
12. How many crashes are caused by distracted driving?
13. What is the fine for a distracted driving ticket?