(AP) -- The central Idaho tourist city of Ketchum has taken a first step in banning drivers from using cellphones.
The city council unanimously approved a first reading of the proposed ordinance on Monday. Two more readings of the possible ordinance are required with the last scheduled for early April.
Authorities say the state's 2012 texting-while-driving ban is difficult to enforce because officers have to determine whether the person is writing or reading on a phone.
The local ordinance would ban using and holding a cell phone, not just texting while driving. GPS devices are among some of the ordinance's exceptions, the Idaho Mountain Express reports.
Ketchum Police Chief Dave Kassner has said only a handful of citations under the state law have been issued since its implementation.