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Texting and Driving Laws in Texas
Jeff Rasansky September 26, 2017

As of September 1st, 2017, texting and driving is illegal in Texas! Governor Greg Abbott announced on June 6th that he’s signed House Bill 62 into law, making Texas the 47th state to officially ban the dangerous practice of texting while driving. At least 45 cities have also enacted hands-free ordinances. Beginning on Friday September…

Will Texas Outlaw Texting and Driving in 2017?
Jeff Rasansky September 5, 2017

Texas lawmakers are planning (once again) to introduce a bill banning texting and driving statewide, but will it become law? There have been several unsuccessful attempts to ban texting and driving in Texas, and while we know the practice is extremely dangerous, there still appears to be quite a bit of opposition. UPDATE 06/07/2017: Governor Greg Abbott announced on June…

Dallas Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Justin King June 7, 2017

Statistically speaking, one out of every five car accidents is caused by a distracted driver. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident involving a driver who was distracted at the time (including texting while driving), call our Dallas car accident lawyers today at 1-877-405-4313 for free information on your legal options, and how we can help. When you’re on the…

Jeff Rasansky June 7, 2017

The Denton City Council is currently considering legislation which would effectively ban texting while driving. UPDATE (12/07/2016) — Denton City Council has now banned ALL handheld use of electronic devices while driving. This new “hands-free” law will go into effect June 1st, 2017. UPDATE (05/07/2014) — Denton City Council has unanimously voted 7-0 to ban texting while driving. The…

Jeff Rasansky July 12, 2017

Driving while distracted is a recipe for disaster which can easily result in serious injuries or death. Over the years, technology has developed to the point where everyone has a cell phone. With this technological boom came the need and demand for information, as well as a certain measure of addiction to our smartphones. I…

Jeff Rasansky September 5, 2017

Answer: On September 1st, 2017, texting and driving within the state of Texas will officially be against the law. The offense will be punishable by a fine of $25-99 for first-time offenders, and $100-200 for repeat offenders. Additionally, many Texas cities, towns, and municipalities have passed local ordinances regarding phone use while driving. In fact, at least…

Jeff Rasansky June 7, 2017

It’s more than a safe bet that most people reading this are guilty of using their cell phone behind the wheel.  Whether answering or making calls, checking email, or texting someone – using a cell while driving has become way too common. The fact of the matter is that using a phone while driving is…

Jeff Rasansky January 21, 2016

In a heart wrenching story from California, a 20-year-old woman was arrested after a three month investigation on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter.  Ani Voskanian allegedly ran a stop sign while texting and hit and hilled an 80-year-old woman, Misak Ranjbar. Authorities found that Voskanian made no attempt to slow down and was text messaging…

Jeff Rasansky October 15, 2015

Did you know that car accidents are the #1 cause of death among teens in the US? Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in Texas, and teenage drivers are more likely to get into a serious car accident than any other age demographic. Why are teens so susceptible to car accidents and…

Jeff Rasansky December 7, 2016

Two years ago, California issued a statewide ban on cell phone use while driving – a ban that has been adopted by a number of other states in recent years. Now, the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkley has released a new study showing that the mobile device and driving…

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