Bush signed a bill Thursday taking away the power of local governments
to ban driving while using a cellphone. Under the new measure,
only the state can regulate how cellphones are used while people
drive their cars.
to The Miami Herald, the bill was in response to the killing
of a high school student by a drunken driver who was fumbling
with a cellphone. County officials are angry over the decision
not to let towns enforce their own rules.
again our home-rule has been tampered with,'' said Miami-Dade
Commissioner Katy Sorenson, who co-sponsored the bill with Commissioner
guess we should expect it every time the county does something
against special interests."