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School Zones and Cell Phone Use

If you're driving through a school zone during posted hours, it is against the law to use your cell phone or other mobile device for any reason, including:

  • Making a phone call.
  • Texting.
  • Social networking.

The only exceptions to this rule are if:

  • You need to report an emergency (including traffic hazards or accidents).
  • Your personal safety is at risk.
  • You need to report or avert a criminal act against someone (including yourself).
  • You are legally parked.
  • You operate an emergency vehicle and must use your cell phone as part of your job.

If you are caught illegally using your cell phone in a school zone, you will be charged with a moving violation. The fine for a first offense is $175 and any second or subsequent offenses carry a fine of up to $500.

Safe at School

Teachers and administrators put a lot of effort into creating a safe learning environment for students. Help us remind our students to do their part. Follow school rules: Explain that rules keep them safe. By walking in the hallway and staying seated on the bus, for example, your child will help make sure no one gets hurt. Pay attention during drills: Listening to their teacher's instructions during fire drills will help your child be prepared. Idea: Let them teach you about the drills at school.