For the fifth straight legislative session, Texas lawmakers will consider bills proposing a state wide ban on texting while driving. At least that is what is being reported across the state in the local and regional publications. There is more momentum than ever to get it passed, but a difference of opinion among the state’s new leadership regarding how to get this done may stand in its way.
Will there ever be a talking and texting ban? What will it take to make it happen in Houston? Austin and San Antonio’s ban took effect in January 2015. The Texas Legislature passed a ban state wide in 2013 and Governor Perry vetoed it. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, distracted driving caused 459 deaths and 18,500 serious injuries on Texas roadways in 2013.
Safe roadways for our families are a desire of all Texans. Avoiding accidents is paramount, and a comprehensive statewide law banning texting and driving is one way to accomplish that.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.