NEW CELL PHONE PROHIBITION IN SCHOOL ZONES
Handheld phone calls in active Tennessee school zones is illegal as of January 1, 2018. This new law makes talking on a cell phone — with the device in hand — illegal in an active school zone. Not only texting, but also talking on a phone in your hand.
However, the offense is not committed if the telephone is equipped with a hands-free device, for drivers 18 years of age and older. A driver under age 18 is breaking the law talking either using a hands-free or handheld while driving through an active school zone.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY NEW YEAR’S EVE CHECKPOINTS
As an update to our previous December checkpoint list, below are 2 additions to the Williamson County New Year’s Eve Checkpoints:
Saturday, December 30, 2017 – 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Lewisburg Pike
Sunday, December 31, 2017 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Goose Creek Bypass
HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, SEE YOU IN 2018