As of today (September 1, 2017), Texas police officers can pull people over and give them tickets for texting and driving. Those caught will face fines of up to $99 for a first offense and $200 for a second offense
Here’s what the new law Bans. It outlaws reading, writing or sending a text message while driving. Other forms of hand-held phone use, such as using GPS maps, selecting songs on Spotify or making phone calls, are still legal, and getting busted for texting would not lead to points being placed on someone’s driver’s license, as happens when a person gets caught speeding. Opponents of the bill have complained that it’s going to be hard for officers to tell the difference between legal and illegal phone use.
So don’t text and drive! It’s the LAW!