(KALISPELL)- Kalispell may finally enact its own ban on using a cell phone while driving this week.
The Kalispell city council is scheduled to discuss the ban, which would make it illegal to not only text while driving, but even make it illegal to simply talk on a phone without using a hands-free device. As with other cities in the state who've adopted similar rules, council members seem split over the idea. Some believe it's a good way to improve public safety, while other council members wonder about how effective the new rules would really be in stopping accidents.
The council is set to discuss the ordinance Monday night.
If approved, Kalispell would be the last major city in the state to ban cell phone use behind the wheel. Missoula's revised ordinance just took effect earlier this month.