To enhance child safety, residents are reminded the use of cellphones while driving in active Irving school zones is prohibited. Motorists cannot engage in calls by talking, dialing or listening on a hand-held mobile device, nor can they enter or read text or email messages.
- Hand-held cellphones
- Personal digital assistants (PDAs)
- Pagers and other electronic communications devices
Violation of the ordinance is a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a fine of up to $500. Motorists can use hands-free devices to talk legally on their cellphones in school zones. Drivers also may use their cellphones in certain emergency situations including fire, police and ambulance calls.
For more information, call the Police Department at (972) 273-1010.