Sanibel to discuss cell phone use by bicyclists

SANIBEL, Fla. -- Biking while texting could become illegal in Sanibel.

Tuesday, the Sanibel City Council will discuss a proposal that would ban people from using their phones while riding bikes on a shared-use path.

The proposal is in response to a recent crash caused by a biker who was on his phone at the time.

If approved, violators could face fines.

Other parts of the country have passed similar ordinances.


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