Texting While Driving Banned in Arlington, Texas by Bo Kalabus

bo@kalabuslaw.com

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The Arlington Police expect to begin enforcement of the new law around Thanksgiving–just in time for the holidays. This gives the City of Arlington a little time to educate the public about the new law prior to full-blown enforcement of it.

I see problems on how the this new law will be enforced—it is going to be very difficult for police to determine if a motorist is texting, sending an email, or just dialing a phone number. I also see this law as another weapon in the State’s arsenal of reasons to stop a motorist to begin a DWI investigation.

Texting while driving is also banned in San Antonio and Austin. I expect it is just a matter of time before we see Collin County cities begin to push for such a law.

 

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