Texting and driving changes in Texas - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Texting and driving changes in Texas

A possible new state law may bring more changes to Amarillo's texting and driving ordnance.

Wednesday afternoon, the House passed a bill named in honor of Alex Brown, a West Texas teen who died in 2010 while texting and driving.

If passed by the Senate, the new law may create a statewide ban for texting and driving. But, unlike the Amarillo ordinance, the possible new law would allow you to talk on the phone without the use of a hands-free device.

Texas is one of 10 states without a law against texting and driving but 23 cities, including Amarillo have bans against it.

If the senate approves this bill, a proposed amendment would end all local ordinances and the statewide law would only prohibit drivers from sending or reading text messages and emails while in the car. Drivers who are caught behind the wheel texting and driving may also face a one hundred dollar fine starting September first.

Colleen Nelson, NewsChannel 10.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

    Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:09 AM EST2017-11-18 08:09:31 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-11-19 10:30:55 GMT

    While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules.

    While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules.

  • US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

    US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

    Saturday, November 18 2017 6:09 PM EST2017-11-18 23:09:48 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:21 AM EST2017-11-19 10:21:55 GMT

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

  • Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-18 04:39:35 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:20 AM EST2017-11-19 10:20:58 GMT

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

Powered by Frankly