The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved the posting of signs on county-maintained roads that limit when and how wireless communications devices can be used by drivers passing through those zones.
A new law, House Bill 55, passed by the 81st Legislature makes it illegal to use a wireless communication device while driving in an active school unless the vehicle is stopped or a hands-free device is used. Violators could be fined up to $200.
The Hays County Roads Department expects to have signs posted on County-maintained roads by October 13, with enforcement beginning November 1.
The ban will be in effect during the reduced-speed-limit times posted on the school zone signs.
New signage will be placed initially at:
Signs will be placed in additional school zones that are added to county-maintained roads.
— FROM HAYS COUNTY/LAUREEN CHERNOW