(Austin, TX) - AAA Texas has been a longtime supporter of banning texting while driving for all drivers in the State of Texas. With Governor Greg Abbott’s signature today, Texas becomes the 47th state in the nation to pass a statewide texting bill.
“This new law will make Texas drivers safer by prohibiting the dangerous and often deadly practice of texting while driving, and it will ensure that there is one uniform law throughout the state,” said AAA Texas Vice President of Government & Community Affairs Linda von Quintus. “AAA Texas is pleased with the passage of HB 62 and is committed to continuing the work that will be needed to educate drivers about the new law and the dangers of distracted driving,” said von Quintus.
Texas’ new texting while driving law will go into effect on September 1 and carry a fine of up to $99 for first-time offenders.