What does the local ordinance ban?

As of September 1, 2017, texting while driving is illegal across the state of Texas. The City of Denton’s local ordinance bans all additional use of handheld communications devices while operating a vehicle in Denton city limits. The ordinance prohibits any additional use of hands to operate wireless communication devices, except answering or terminating a voice call on a hands-free system.

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1. What does the local ordinance ban?
2. What is considered a hands-free system?
3. Does the ordinance prohibit the use of GPS units?
4. Can I use my handheld device if I’m stopped at a traffic light or stop sign?
5. Are there any exceptions to the ordinance, such as emergency situations?
6. How is the City's local ordinance different from the state's texting ban?
7. What is the fine for violating the ordinance?
8. If I’m issued a citation for violating the ordinance, will it appear on my insurance or driving record?
9. Can Police seize or inspect my device to investigate a violation?