West U. council bans cell phone use in school zones


Another opportunity for a wave file... along with school zone POI.



The West University Place City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance to ban cell phone usage by motorists in active school zones.

The ordinance must be approved a second time at council's next meeting on April 14 to become law.

It would go into effect Aug. 1. It would carry a $200 penalty for a first offense and $500 penalty for repeat offenses.

All cell phone usage — including talking on a hand-held or hands-free device, text messaging or viewing images — would be illegal in the three-block school zone in front of West University Elementary School, 3756 University Blvd.