Irving reminds motorists that the use of cellphones while driving in active Irving school zones is prohibited. The guidelines, which are enforced during active school zone hours, prevent motorists from engaging in calls by talking or entering and reading text messages.
Those who violate the ordinance could receive a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of up to $500. Motorists can use hands‐free devices to make a call.
Drivers also may use their cellphones in certain emergency situations, including conversing with fire and police.
For more information on these laws, call the Police Department at 972-273‐1010.