Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2019

South Florida Officers Have Begun Implementing the School Zone Cellphone Ban

Many are aware of the new state law that went into effect on October 1st, prohibiting drivers from using their cellphones in an active school or work zone.

Although it has been made aware that citations will not be issued until the beginning of the new year, many officers have already begun implementing the new law.

This Thursday morning, citizens witnessed an increased police presence at Rolling Green Elementary School during drop-off time.

Officers were seen confronting cars and giving out several warnings associated with texting and driving.

According to WPTV, the only exceptions to the new handheld device law will include using a cellphone for emergency or navigational purposes.

Cellphones may be used in a hands-free way or else individuals can face a minimum of $30 and three points on one’s license.

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