It may wind up being a bit more than that.
The days of eating double-bacon cheeseburgers, putting on makeup and sending text messages from behind the wheel could be numbered in the Alamo City.
Police Chief William McManus on Wednesday made a pitch to the City Council’s Governance Committee for a citywide ordinance that would “prohibit failing to pay full-time attention to driving.” His recommendation stemmed from a memo from District 4 interim Councilwoman Leticia Cantu, who is seeking a ban on texting while driving.
Cantu said she decided to push for an ordinance after a recent near-miss in which she and her 18-year-old daughter were almost hit by an oncoming driver. “The guy was texting,” she said.
That first bit would be the stuff of Ken Hoffman‘s nightmares, but I rather doubt it will happen. My guess is that San Antonio will follow the example of many other Texas cities and simply ban texting while driving. And again, I expect this to come up before the Lege next year, with the goal being a single statewide standard for this.