Starting September 1, 2009, Texan motorists are now required to use a hands-free device in a school zone. This includes receiving and sending texts, e-mails, or phone calls.
To prevent any confusion as to what defines a school zone, the city or county must post a sign that conforms to the TxDot standards at every entrance of a school zone. If you are caught using a cell phone in these parameters, a fine can be issued. If there are no signs, then “affirmative defense” suggests a warning instead of a citation.
So, however silly you look conversing with your bluetooth, at least our children will be safe while you do it.