handheldKingman police will be stepping up enforcement of an ordinance prohibiting use of hand held electronic devices while driving within the city limits. The City Council approved the ordinance in December, followed by a 90 day grace period during which police have issued warnings rather than citations for violations.    The grace period expires April 1.

   “Officers will now be issuing citations for the violations,” said Kingman traffic enforcement officer Dan Spivey. He said fines can result from infractions of an ordinance designed to promote public safety.
   Spivey encouraged residents to buy proper equipment allowing hands free communications while driving.
   “Go ahead and make the purchase. Make the investment and you’re going to make it a wholelot safer for you and other people on the roadways,” Spivey said.