Is Texting and Driving Illegal In Texas?

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Tips, Distracted Driving, Driving Distractions

We’ll cut to the point. Yes, texting and driving is illegal in Texas as of September 1st 2017. Also, talking on the phone while driving is illegal unless you’re using a hands-free device. Previously there were designated areas where you weren’t allowed to use your phone, but those days are gone. Studies found that over 350,000 injuries per year occurred from drivers using their phones and finally put a stop to it. Of course that hasn’t stopped it from happening. Hundreds of thousands of accidents still occur each year as a result of distracted driving.

Defensive Driving Requirements

In fact, according to the National Safety Council, 1 of every 4 accidents is caused by a distracted driver. That is correct, over 25% of every accident that occurs is due to distracted driving. Everyone feels that they’re an exception to the rule, but the numbers are staggering with regard to increasing the likelihood of a crash. Nearly 3,500 people die each year in one of these accidents, and that number has remained relatively constant for the last several years. The fact remains that although we now have laws on the books to fine and deter people from using their phone, people are stubbornly refusing to put it down.

So yes, no matter where you are in Texas, texting and driving is illegal. Although initial fines range from $25 to 99 dollars and up to $200 for repeat offenders, you could cost yourself a lot more if you hurt someone as a result. You could potentially face up to $4,000 in fines and up to a year in prison. Please, for the sake of your own life and the lives of those around you, put the phone down.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 120421 ratings and reviews.

Christopher Headen None, united states
Quick and easy
Lilian Cancino None, united states
easy to navigate
Aram Mijares None, united states
love it so much
Kailiany Alvarez None, united states
Quick and easy
Cesar Garza None, united states
Great affordable price!
Madelaine McCarty-Clay None, united states
Love it!
Tray Wilkerson None, united states
Quick and easy
Sabrina Quintanilla None, united states
Super easy to use!!
Tracy Ross Garcia None, united states
Love auto fill and easy checkout
Emma Rud TX, United States
it's been easy and nice to work through. the videos can be engaging and customer services and support work well and help quickly.
jacob staley None, united states
GOOD
E.S. TX, United States
Everything's great.
Ricardo De La Rosa Texas, united states
It's the best
Chi Edwards Texas, united states
nice website, easy to manuever
Randall Visentine None, united states
Always my go-to!
Alana Oldenburg None, united states
Easy and straightforward
JOSEPH OTILE None, united states
convenient
Carolyn Jacobs None, united states
Defensive Driving Course for myself is what I need and very helpful to sign up for myself.
willie thompson None, united states
GOOD OVERALL EXPERIENCE
RMags Texas, united states
easy to navigate
Gemma Parmar TX, united states
It was simple
Nurudeen Solabi united states
Very easy and straightforward process
Rafael Arreola Ocampo None, united states
Fast and easy registration
Jeramy Norsworthy None, united states
great
George Miller None, united states
Easy to Register
DOROTHY MATHIS None, united states
Quick and easy!!!!
Deysi Mora Herevia None, united states
Quick and easy
Esai Cervantes None, united states
Easy and quick
Omar Guerrero Texas, united states
easy to register
Victor Rincon Texas, united states
Easy to use
Amanda Clark Texas, united states
Easy Access
Tyler Solis None, united states
Quick and easy
Mustafa Al-Baidhani
Smooth process
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course