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Laws that Went into Effect This Month in Texas

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As of the beginning of September, there are some Texas laws that have gone into effect (more than 670, in fact). Here’s a short breakdown of a few of them that you may have heard about. House Bill 62. This is a statewide ban on texting and driving that makes it a misdemeanor offense to use a wireless communications device to read, write or send electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle. If the car…
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Texas May Make Using a Phone While Driving a Criminal Offense

A new bill going through the Texas legislature would address one of form of distracted driving: using a cell phone while driving. The bill, SB 31, follows a similar measure, HB 62, which passed the House of Representatives in March. These bills, if they become law, would make it a criminal act to read, write or send an electronic message while driving. It would also be illegal to talk on a cellphone without the use…
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