Cell Phones in School Zones
Listed as Law Number One:
Adult drivers can’t talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving through a school zone when warning lights are flashing. This is a Class C misdemeanor with a fine up to $50. This doesn’t apply if the driver is in an exception classification. (law enforcement officers and other) or is communicating with first responders in a bonafide emergency. Drivers can talk on hands-free phones and use hands-free functions to send and receive text. Drivers under ages of 18 can’t talk on the phone or send/receive texts while driving, even if the device is hands-free. (Senate Bill B0954)
Please remember that this law applies to when parents are picking-up their children in the car-line. They should not be on their hand-held cell phones.
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