Unlike many other states, Texas doesn’t restrict all cellphone and wireless device use while driving. Texas drivers are generally allowed to talk on a cellphone. But starting September 1, 2017, most electronic messaging using a cellphone or other wireless device will be prohibited. This article gives
Texas has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “prima facie speed limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of each type of violation. (Check out our article that discusses different types of speeding laws.) Basic Speeding Law Texas’s
Texas drivers who run stop signs or stop lights will likely have to pay a fine. A red light or stop sign violation will also add demerit points to a motorist’s driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the consequences of a getting stop sign or red light citation.