In 2019, a new law [1] was implemented which prohibits using a wireless communications device (defined to include without limitation a cell phone, tablet, laptop, two-way messaging device or electronic game that is used or capable of being used in a handheld manner) in a handheld manner in any school crossing, school zone or work zone (when workers are present). A work zone is an area on any public highway or street where construction, repair, maintenance or other street work is being performed or where one or more lanes are closed to traffic.

 

[1] § 316.306, Fla. Stat.