POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 10:40pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:41am
TYLER A new law going into affect september first will address the concerns of safety in school zones. The new ban prohibits drivers from "texting" or using a cell phone while in a school zone. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, thirteen thousand accidents over the last four years were caused by cell phones. Drivers will still be able to talk on their cell phones, as long as they are using a hands free device.