Hand Held Wireless Devices
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2012), driver distraction was the cause of almost 20% of fatal crashes,
In 2015, Midlothian Police Department responded to over 700 incidents involving vehicle crashes. Of these, 339 of rose to the level of a formal report to the state, 134 of which cited driver inattention, a distraction in the vehicle or cell phone use as a causative factor. That’s 39% of Midlothian crashes in 2015 that involved distracted drivers. in Midlothian’s roadways are becoming more crowded and challenging to navigate. With the increased number of families calling Midlothian home, comes increased construction, vehicle and pedestrian traffic. All of this, and other factors, require an increased awareness on the part of Midlothian drivers.
Currently, 46 states ban texting while driving. Currently, 46 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. Of the 4 states without an all driver texting ban, 2 prohibit text messaging by novice drivers, 1 restricts school bus drivers from texting.
Regulation of Sex Offender Residency
On May 12, 2015 the City Council approved Ordinance 2015-13 amending the Code of Ordinances by adding Article 8.07 "Regulation of Sex Offender Residency" to Chapter 8 "Offenses and Nuisances."
Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Article 8.07
As required by the ordinance, a map depicting the Sex Offender Residency Restriction Zones in Midlothian is available for public inspection.