Hello Bowman Parents, please be aware of this:
As of June 20, 2019 handheld cell phone use is illegal in active school zones and/or upon school grounds.
If caught violating this new ordinance, the fine is a big one: 6 points on driver’s license and a $500 fine. Here are the pertinent points to know regarding AMC 9.28.055(E)(1):
This law is in effect 6am – 9pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This law applies to all signed school zones where the speed limit is 25 mph.
This law applies to all school zones where there are temporary speed reductions to 20 mph or less (the school zones with the yellow flashing lights).
This law does NOT apply to vehicles that are stopped (ex: parked in a school parking lot) or if the mobile device is being used hands-free.
If a person in violation of this ordinance also causes a collision that results in injury or death, the penalty for this ordinance becomes a misdemeanor.