Local police reminding public it is illegal ‘to use your cell phone while driving in a school zone’

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Brusly Police Department

BRUSLY, La. (BRPROUD) – The Brusly Police Department has a public service announcement for the local community.

BPD says, “it is a violation to use your cell phone while driving in a school zone.”

Details about the law can be found below

LA RS 32:300.8

B. Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, no person shall operate any wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle upon any public road or highway during the posted hours within a school zone on such public road or highway. Operating a wireless telecommunications device shall include:

(1) Engaging in a call.

(2) Writing, sending, or reading a text-based communication.

(3) Accessing, reading, or posting to a social networking site.

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