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NEW LAW ALERT...Cell Phone Use On Campuses

...use of your cell phone in any way is prohibited in an active school zone, including  school property, while you are the operator of a motor vehicle.

Many of us have seen stories about not texting or talking on cell phones while driving...especially in school zones, but a new law is taking it a step further.  According to the Texas Traffic code 545.425, use of your cell phone in any way is prohibited in an active school zone, including school property, while you are the operator of a motor vehicle. Clarification by the Attorney General's Office explains the change means that if you are driving on to a campus, you should not to be talking, texting or otherwise using your cell phone (photos or games) during school zones hours, unless the vehicle is parked.  If you’re caught, you could be issued a citation. This will take effect September 1, 2013. That call or text may have to wait until you get out of the school zone.

 

Comments

1
why do you need to know

in a way this is good but what about all those parents that are waiting for their kids to get out of practice or something and cant leave their car because they have another child in the car???

2
David Mealey

This is taking things way to far!

3
Elza Stubbs

Nice I'm in Favor of this new Law. Like it been stated many times pull over in use your phone an etc.... School area is pave like a city street, so in my eyes it is a street. Plus I'm waiting for a new Law. That we should do only 10 miles per hour on school grounds. I'm parent who walks my child to and from school. An I see so may kids almost get hit. When they are exiting the car from the wrong side (exit only on curb side and get in on crub sides), school kids don't pay attention they just cross many times and rin out, rather teacher or crossing guard. Most cars are higher and u can badly see heads. I think 5 or 10 miles should be wrote on the elem. grounds in yellow or slow down or speed sign. Yes I am a Lic. Driver of 38 years.

4
Melissa Badgley

It clearly states, unless you are parked.

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