Sedgwick County employees driving on county business will have to pull over or ignore calls to their mobile phones under a new policy approved Wednesday.
First responders such as sheriff's officers, emergency medical services and firefighters are the only exceptions.
The move is part of an overhaul to a decade-old driving policy, and it comes as more government agencies ban their employees from taking calls while driving.
Sedgwick County's ban includes cell phones — including hands-free devices — headphones and computers.
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It applies to employees driving county-owned and personal vehicles on county business.