It’s no surprise that talking on a cell phone or texting while driving has become a major safety concern. With either distraction, there is an increased chance of crashing into another vehicle or a pedestrian.  

To help curb these distractions, a new state law (effective Jan. 1, 2018) levies a fine of $50 if talking on a cell phone in an active school zone while the vehicle is in motion.

Of special interest is that, according to a recent observational survey conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, one in six drivers in school zones are distracted. 

Safe Kids Mid-South, led by Le Bonheur Children’s, recommends that cell phone users use a “driving mode” app on their phones that will disable a person’s ability to text or email while driving.

No phone call or text message is more important than safely reaching your destination.