SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - While the state of Arizona does not have a specific hands-free law, more and more towns and cities are banning the use of a mobile device without being hands-free.

In Surprise, there's an ordinance that bans cellphone use behind the wheel unless the driver is using a hands-free function. That's a requirement even while drivers are stopped at a red light or while in motion.

[RELATED: Surprise approves distracted driving ban]

Stanley Roberts paid a visit to Surprise and received a less than warm welcome from people who weren't following the law.  

Drivers violating the ordinance face a fine of up to $250.

Cities and towns across Arizona have enacted similar bans even as the state Legislature has failed to pass a law to prevent distracted driving. Arizona and Montana are the only states in the country that do not have distracted driving laws.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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Stupid liberals! If I want to eat ice cream, read a paper, text someone, and shoot my gun out the window while driving, I should be able to! This is AMERICA! We are supposed to BE FREE, but we can't because of stupid liberal laws like this one!!!!1! THANKS NANCY PELOSI!!!1!

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