DETROIT, May 4 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council has approved an ordinance that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving anywhere in the city limits.
Violators would face $100 fines.
But enforcement could be a problem, the Detroit News reports.
"Right now, with the department's shortage of manpower, I don't think it will be a priority on police officers' enforcement list," Marty Bandemer, head of the Detroit Police Officers Association, told the newspaper.
The ordinance would allow hands-free cell phones and would exempt drivers making emergency calls.
The City Council passed the ordinance 8-1. If it becomes law, Detroit would be the first Michigan municipality to ban talking on cell phones while driving.