by: Dave Huddleston Updated:
ATLANTA - An Atlanta city councilman wants to ban city employees from talking on their
cellphones unless they are using a hands-free device.
Channel 2's Dave Huddleston rode around the city limits and saw plenty of city workers driving and using their
They aren't breaking any laws, but Willis said distracted drivers cause thousands of accidents a year.
Huddleston found distracted drivers cost Atlanta tax payers millions of dollars a year.
Six lawsuits were settled this week for $60,000.
"We settle lawsuits all the time, as it relates to our employees driving, and one of the factors that can lead to that is distraction, either by talking on the
He said it's been hard to get the proposal passed because many city employees feel they have to have their
Willis said he's working to show city employees they can pass the legislation, add some exemptions and save taxpayer money.
The bill goes before the public safety committee next Tuesday.