• Texting and Driving banned statewide started September 1, 2017.
  • House Bill 62: Texting while driving within the state of Texas will be punishable by a fine of $25–99 for first-time offenders and $10–200 for repeat offenders.
  • The new law also states that if an accident caused by texting and driving results in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000 and confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year.

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