BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– The Bay Village Police Department is reminding residents of a recent law change.
On March 4, council amended a city ordinance to make texting while driving a primary offense.
Police said that means if an officer witnesses a person texting while driving, they can be pulled over and cited when no other violations occurred.
It is a minor misdemeanor offense.
Ohio law prohibits operating a vehicle while using an electronic device statewide, but it cannot be the sole purpose of a traffic stop.