Effective September 1, 2017, Texas will enact a law that limits the use of cell phones to send, read or reply to text messages while driving except for emergencies or if you are using these features through a hands-free device.
What is allowed and not allowed with the new law?
✔ The use of wireless phone apps such as GPS or music apps
✔ Phone calls while driving with the exception of school zones, bus drivers and new drivers
✔ Text messaging while stopped or while using hands-free devices
✘ Not Allowed
✘ Reading, sending or replying to a text messaging while the vehicle is moving
✘ The use of wireless communication devices by bus drivers and new drivers
✘ Phone calls or texting while in school zones
What are the exceptions?
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