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Tampa City Council approves noise ordinance on first reading listen

05/16/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Seven Tampa residents lined up in Tampa City Council Chambers Thursday to speak in support of a proposed noise ordinance. The ordinance passed its first reading and would enforce “steep” punishments for drivers who blast car stereos.

Drivers whose music is audible from 50 feet away would face an initial fine of $250. The first draft of the ordinance only allowed officers to enforce the noise ordinance during the night and early morning. After hearing from members of the public, like Be...

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Last Call with Mitch Perry

01/13/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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On the program we had Karen Morgan, Public Policy Manager with AAA Club South in Tampa, discussing potential legislation in the Florida Legislature that would ban texting while driving.

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Legislation targets teen drivers with cellphones

01/07/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A recent survey by Nationwide Mutual Insurance said that 73 percent of drives say they speak on a cell phone while they drive; 19 percent of those drivers said they also send text messages behind a wheel.

Meanwhile, a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says that 80 percent of crashes are caused by inattentive drivers, with cell phones listed as the most common distraction.

Several states have some form of legislation regulating cell phone use in cars, but Flori...

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