Sanibel to discuss cell phone use by bicyclists

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 09:49:25-04

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.