(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
SIKESTON -- Participants in this year's Youth in Government Day learned about local government while demonstrating they have what it takes find solutions.
The topic for the mock city council meeting held Friday as part of the annual event was whether the city should enact an ordinance which makes it illegal to text while operating a motor vehicle within city limits.
On one side of the issue are national statistics which show driving while distracted is a factor in 25 percent of crashes reported to police with the No. 1 source of driver inattention being the use of wireless devices.
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