The mayor of a west Georgia town has vetoed an ordinance that would have required drivers to use hands-free devices when talking on their cell phones.
Villa Rica Mayor J. Collins said he vetoed the measure Monday because he feels the ordinance needs to be looked at on a larger scale. Collins said it's something the state should address.
The mayor also said he had concerns that the ordinance would be seen as a way to generate money for the city, and he doesn't want the town to be seen in a negative light, like "a speed trap or a cell phone trap town."
The ordinance would have fined drivers $75 -- or $250 if the violation led to a traffic accident.