Texas Senate Switches Vote to Support Texting While Driving Ban
The statewide ban of texting while driving is getting closer to being reality.
According to YourBasin.com, Senate Bill 31 would make it illegal to "read, write, or send a text message while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle."
House Bill 62 was passed through the lower chamber in March.
Both bills would provide a statewide ban on texting while driving with a few exceptions like texting in the case of an emergency. It also does not include using a GPS app on your phone.
Those caught texting and driving once it becomes law could be fined up to $99 for a first violation and a maximum $200 fine for any violation afterward.