Arlington, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, El Pason, and other cities have recently enacted driving while distracted laws.
Texas legislators passed a law stopping drivers from texting, but Gov. Perry vetoed it in June.
Two new Texas distracted driving laws are in effect. One bans teen drivers under the age of 18 and learners permit holders in their first six months of driving from using cell phones and text messaging devices. The other prohibits all drivers from using handheld cell phones in school crossing zones. And school bus operators are prohibited from using cell phones while driving if children are present.