OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Using a cellphone in a school zone will result in a fine in Oklahoma under a bill that has been overwhelmingly approved in the state Senate.
The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman passed Thursday on a 42-0 vote.
The bill would make it illegal for anyone to use a cellphone in a school zone, with fines of up to $250 per offense. Exceptions would include vehicles that are stopped or drivers using hands-free devices. The measure now heads to the House for consideration.
A separate Senate bill that would have made it illegal to compose text messages while driving was derailed this week in the Senate.
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