Distracted Driving Ordinance

Driving and using mobile devices that are not operating in a hands-free mode, is illegal within Surprise city limits.

The ordinance penalizes driving and using a mobile communications device unless usage is in hands-free mode or if the driver is communicating an emergency situation to emergency personnel.

Ordinance violators will be subject to a civil penalty of up to $250 plus any other assessments authorized by law.

Public safety personnel operating in their professional capacity are exempt from the ordinance.

Drivers can continue to use two-way radio communication as long as they continue to safely operate the vehicle.

View the Ordinance