No cell phones in school zones, will be enforced this year - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/16/10

No cell phones in school zones, will be enforced this year

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In just one week, many students across the South Plains will head back to the classrooms for the start of another school year, but this year a new law will be enforced.

Using a cell phone in a Texas school zone is illegal while moving. The city of Lubbock wants to make sure the message is clear, put your cell phone down when you are driving near the flashing lights. 

The city of Lubbock will soon release a public service announcement about the law. 

This comes after last September the Texas Legislature decided to ban using a cell phone while driving in a school zone, but a sign must be present. Now dozens of schools across the South Plains have put the signs up, expecting people to put their phones down.

Unless you have a hands free device, you cannot be on your phone. Law enforcement officials will be cracking down and tickets will be given.

Violators could face up to a $200 fine.

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