City council to weigh texting ban for bicyclists

October 5, 2011 4:49:07 AM PDT
Chicago City Council could pass a ban on cell phone use by people who ride bikes.

The council's traffic safety committee endorsed the ban Monday, but the full council was expected to take up the ordinance Wednesday.

The ban would prohibit bikers from texting while riding and from talking on cell phones without a hands-free device while riding.

If approved, the ordinance would go into effect in November.