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Texting and Driving Laws in Texas
Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

While Texas still doesn’t have a statewide ban on texting and driving, as of 2016, at least 96 cities have banned the practice. Last updated: November 17th, 2016 (11/17/2016) Unlike nearly every US state, Texas has no state-wide law banning texting while driving. Only Texas, Arizona, Missouri, and Montana have yet to ban the practice….

Will Texas Outlaw Texting and Driving in 2017?
Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

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. Supporters of the proposed ban plan to push…

Jeff Rasansky February 12, 2015

The Denton City Council is currently considering legislation which would effectively ban texting while driving. UPDATE (05/07/2014) — Denton City Council has unanimously voted 7-0 to ban texting while driving. The new law will go into effect June 5th, 2014, with a 30-day grace period before ticketing begins. Seen as a danger to other road users, texting…

Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

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…

Staff September 8, 2016

Answer: While Texas is STILL one of the last remaining states with no state-wide law banning texting while driving, there are a few laws regarding the use of mobile devices while driving in the state. All novice drivers are banned from using their cell phone (or any wireless communication device) while driving for their first year…

Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

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 February 12, 2015

Texas lawmakers have given drivers yet another reason to avoid texting behind the wheel.  A new law was passed late Sunday banning the sending or reading of text messages while driving.  Offenders can be expected to pay fines of $200 or more. While the legislature may be having a difficult time coming to agreement on…

Jeff Rasansky May 21, 2015

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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