Like many states, Texas uses a graduated license system. This system requires unlicensed teens to obtain a learner’s license and then a provisional license before obtaining full driving privileges. Learn about how it works
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 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.
A motorist who drives negligently, recklessly, or while under the influence in Texas may face vehicular homicide or manslaughter charges. Read about how these offenses are defined and the penalties you'll face for a conviction.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Texas requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age.