Hudson ISD bans cell phones from school zones

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Hudson Independent School District has joined the growing list of schools to banishing the use of cell phones while driving in school zones.

TEX-DOT has posted signs advising motorists,  if you're caught, expect to pay a fine of $150 or more.

According to Senior DPS trooper Greg Sanches, state troopers are now seeing more wrecks where cell phones are a contributing factor.  "Cell phones are one of the major distractions in the vehicles because people begin to text, or talk, and their focus shifts from driving to the cell phone and that's a recipe for disaster."

The state of Texas adopted a new law during the 2009 legislative session, which went into effect January 1, 2010 banning the use of cell phones while driving through a school zone.  Other traffic laws that went into effect at that time include a rise in the booster seat age from 5 years old to 8, and all passengers in a car must wear seatbelt.

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