Texting While Driving Banned in Arlington, Texas by Bo Kalabus



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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