Driver distraction causes one in five vehicle crashes, and the Trophy Club Police Department (TCPD) takes driver safety, especially in school zones, very seriously. A cell phone conversation, texting, emailing on a tablet, etc. is distracting, and safe driving requires eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and your mind on driving. Trophy Club is an active community and keeping pedestrians, cyclists and drivers unharmed is crucial to maintaining a safe community for residents and businesses.
Trophy Club has numerous schools, day cares and after school facilities, and a significant portion of roadways in town have school zones. TCPD asks that you wait to make that call, don't check your phone for text messages or Facebook — focus on the road and what you should be doing as a safe driver. Wireless communication devices are illegal to use while driving in a school zone and drivers can receive a fine of $200 if found in violation.
The One Text or Call Could WRECK it All campaign aims to change driver behavior to focus on the road and avoid distractions while driving. TCPD asks drivers to put down wireless communication devices while driving, especially in school zones, and keep your hands on the wheel and mind on the road.
Texas cell phone prohibitions:
- Drivers with learners permits are prohibited from using handheld cell phones in the first six months of driving.
- Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using wireless communications devices.
- School bus operators are prohibited from using cell phones while driving if children are present.
- In school zones, all drivers are prohibited from texting and using handheld devices while driving.
Provided by The National Safety Council