Town of Chapel Hill North Carolina Executive Summary
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Meeting Date: 3/12/2012

Title of Agenda Item: Consider Ordinance to Prohibit Use of Cell Phones by Motor Vehicle Operators 18 Years of Age and Older.  (O-3) (R-7)

Background: On February 20, 2012, the Town Council conducted a hearing and received public input on a proposed ordinance to prohibit use of cell phones by persons 18 years of age and older while operating motor vehicles.

At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Council referred the matter for consideration and possible enactment of an ordinance at tonight's Business Meeting.

Recommendations: That the Council consider enactment of the attached ordinance. If the Council enacts the ordinance, the attached resolution would direct the Town Manager to implement a program to inform the public about the new regulations.

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Memorandum on Cell Phone Ordinance
Proposed Ordinance on Cell Phones
Resolution on Cell Phone Information
DOT Comments on New Federal Rule
NTSB Comment on DOT Rule
NTSB Letter of Support