New Texas Laws

Just to show my blog is not 100% my opinion, here is some critical information EVERYONE who drives or is a passenger in any vehicle needs to know immediately.

New laws have taken effect by Sept 1, 2009 that dictate every person, regardless of age, must wear a seat belt at all times while in any type of vehicle. Yes, this means even grown adults and teenagers riding in the back seat must now be wearing a seat belt. If you drive your friends around town, ask them to buckle up as it is the driver's insurance, driving record that will be affected if your passengers are not wearing a seat belt. Whether you agree with this new law or not, does not matter at this point as it is officially a law now!

The second new law that has taken effect is the talking and texting on cell phones and blackberries in active school zones. Note, Schools in most districts start Monday Aug 24th. Here is a tricky part though; Texas State Law says you can use a hands free device such as Bluetooth; HOWEVER some school districts have passed City Laws that says you can't be talking or texting at all, even on a Bluetooth/ hands-free device. Be safe, when you see the flashing yellow light or the school zone sign, hang up the phone.

With the economy what it is, cities also are hurting for funding and needing to make budget cuts. You can bet the police will be on high alert for every opportunity to enforce these laws and write you a ticket to improve the cities' revenue.

I have informed you, please share with everyone you know…this is not junk mail or a chain letter, this is simply information they will want to know to avoid getting a ticket.

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