Soon you might not only have to slow down in a school zone, you might also have to hang up that cell phone with the push for the cell phone-free school zones in San Antonio.
The ordinance is set to go before the City Council within the next few weeks. If it passes, those caught breaking the law could end up paying a $200 fine.
If you can drive 20 mph and talk on the phone, city leaders say you probably won't be multi-tasking for too much longer.
"It's a matter for a lot of folks of changing their behavior, putting the phone down or using a hands-free device, so that when you're going through school zones and there's kids out and about, you have the full focus on the road," District 7 City Councilman Justin Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said he has the ball rolling on the law. The ordinance already took effect in Dallas and surrounding areas, and if supporters have their way, you can bet to see it in San Antonio, too.
The proposed law includes reasonable exceptions, including parents trying to locate their children.
"If you're in a school zone and you're not driving, then this isn't going to apply to you, if you're not moving," Rodriguez said.