New state law outlaws talking on phone in school zones


New state law outlaws talking on phone in school zones

Taking a phone call while dropping the kids off at school will become illegal across the state beginning New Year’s Day.

A law passed earlier this year outlaws drivers holding cellphones in active school zones.

While texting and driving is already prohibited across the state, drivers over the age of 18 are allowed to hold cellphones up their ears while driving in other situations.

Minors already may not use cellphones at all while behind the wheel.

The new law makes talking on a cellphone in an active school zone a Class C misdemeanor. It is punishable by a fine up to $50.

This law does not prohibit talking and driving in other scenarios.

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