HOUSTON -- A new Texas law goes into effect on Tuesday, which bans the use of cell phones in school zones.?
To warn drivers, a number of cities in the area have been putting up signs regarding the new law.
In Sugar Land, Officer Brett Hayes says he and his fellow officers will be out on Tuesday morning, pulling over anyone they see talking on cell phones or texting as they drive through school zones.
"You don't want to run over a kid because you're text messaging on a cell phone," said Officer Hayes.
The signs, which the city of Sugar Land paid for, have been up for weeks to let people know about the upcoming change.
"I think it's good, very good," said Rose Triola, who is a parent. "There are a lot of people that don't pay attention while they're driving with the cell phone on."
In Sugar Land, there is a 10-day grace period for the new law.
On Tuesday officers will issue warnings. But after the grace period, they'll start issuing tickets and fines, which could be as high as $200.
Meanwhile, the city of Houston has not put up any signs about the new law.? The reason they haven't put them up is because the signs would cost around $1.4 million.
HPD says without the signs the officers can't issue tickets, but an HPD spokesman says drivers can still be pulled over and warned about the dangers of using cell phones in school zones.