MANCHESTER, Mo. (KSDK) - The City of Manchester Board of Alderman unanimously passed a new ordinance banning texting behind the wheel for anyone 21 years or older. State law already bans texting while driving for anyone under the age of 21.
It will be a primary offense, meaning you can be pulled over just on suspicion of texting. The penalty for the first offense will likely be a warning, according to the Manchester City Attorney but the third offense requires at least five days in jail or a $500 fine. The new law is effective immediately.
The City of Manchester will not erect any signage warning drivers about the new law.