How Meridian’s cellphone ban goes beyond Idaho state law

Attorney Matthew Taylor with Taylor Law says what Meridian is doing is really just restricting more of what the state law has put in place.

Which is texting and driving is illegal. But now in Meridian, just having your phone in your hand can cost you a $90 citation.

From rural to urban Idaho communities, the population is growing more diverse. Taylor says that’s why the state legislature left room for cities to further restrict Idaho law on texting and driving.