SL County Employees Can No Longer Talk and Drive

SL County Employees Can No Longer Talk and Drive

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Don't drive and talk! That's the message from the Salt Lake County mayor.

Mayor Peter Corroon has signed an executive order banning the use of two-way radios and cell phones, even handsfree models.

The order applies to employees in the departments of Administrative Services, Community Services, Economic Development, Human Services and Public Works. However, the order does NOT apply to those under the direction of elected officials, including the sheriff, district attorney and County Council.

Exceptions will also be made for reporting emergencies, accidents, fires or crimes. Also, if use falls under approved division or department policies.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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