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.