Town of Chapel Hill North Carolina Executive Summary
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Meeting Date: 9/12/2011

Title of Agenda Item: Regulate Use of Cell Phones by Operators of Motor Vehicles.  (R-9)(R-10)

Background: On June 13, the Council received and referred a petition proposing the Council restart a process to enact an ordinance to ban cell phone use by operators of motor vehicles.

Fiscal Note: No fiscal impact has been identified at this time.

Recommendations: That the Council receive the attached information and consider whether to discuss this matter further including:
  1. the possible enactment of a local ordinance regulating cell phone use by motor vehicle operators; and,
  2. the development of an education and outreach program to inform drivers of the risks associated with use of cell phones while driving.

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Staff Memorandum
Resolution A
Resolution B