January 28, 2015
Texas may ban texting while driving and help prevent Houston car accidents
Due to the recent election of the new Texas legislature many onlookers believe that the state may finally pass a no texting while driving law. Currently, 44 states in the country have a law on the books that bans this behavior are driving to prevent car accidents and human fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation one in five crashes involves driver distraction. It does not matter whether the driver’s are using a hands-free device are holding a phone; drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of vehicle collision and drivers who do not.
Currently, some cities already have local ordinances that prohibit the usage of cell phones while driving including but not limited to: Austin, Galveston, Bel Air, Conroe, Missouri City, Tomball, and San Antonio. The city of Houston has yet to adopt a local no texting while driving ordinance.
A ban on texting while driving would certainly curb the number of Houston car accident deaths by placing behavior in the same grouping as drunk driving. Other cities have limited the punishment to strictly fines for violation of the ordinance.
If you are loved one are ever involved in a Houston car accident, you will need help to ensure that your rights are protected. Call Houston car accident lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC when you are involved in a texting while driving car accident at (832) 458-1756 or email the Houston personal injury law firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the accident you can read here: http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/state-laws.html