Hey you! Yes, you! The one who has the phone in your hand while driving. PUT IT DOWN!!!! A law took effect on October 1, allowing law enforcement officers to begin ticketing anyone holding and using a cell phone while traveling in a school zone or active construction zone. It’s a $60 fine plus county assessment taxes and fees, and three points on their driver license.
What it means: The hand-held phone ban is a primary offense, meaning an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone in those designated areas without any other traffic offense taking place.