Do unfunded mandates regarding banning use of hand held cell phones in Texas school zones result in greater savings or cost for municipalities? This project will examine a Texas law prohibiting the use of hand held cell phones in active school zones. It explores the implications of this law in several municipalities utilizing data from law enforcement and municipal budgets. The study aims to identify the relative costs of banning hand-held cell phone use for municipalities and determine any association between enforcement costs and lives saved.

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