October 3, 2019 Mellisa McColley

Blog – Put the cellphone down in the Selmon Extension work zone!


Hey you!  Yes, you!  The one who has the phone in your hand while driving.  PUT IT DOWN!!!! A law took effect on October 1, allowing law enforcement officers to begin ticketing anyone holding and using a cell phone while traveling in a school zone or active construction zone. It’s a $60 fine plus county assessment taxes and fees, and three points on their driver license.

What it means: The hand-held phone ban is a primary offense, meaning an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone in those designated areas without any other traffic offense taking place.



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