Posted on · The new law has been in effect since the first of September. Because of a spike in distracted driving crashes and deaths, law enforcement officers are watching -- and ready to issue tickets
Posted on · Starting in September everyone who gets a first-time drivers license in Texas will have to take a distracted driving education course. The new rule takes effect along with a law that bans texting behind the wheel.
Posted on · Statistics show that a lot of crashes on Houston-area roads are caused by distracted driving. Officials are now waiting to see if a statewide ban on texting and driving helps make the roads safer.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott appears to be undecided on whether he will sign a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving that is now on his desk.
Posted on · Key lawmakers are optimistic about the passage of a bill that would ban texting-and-driving across Texas, despite failed attempts over the last few sessions.
Posted on · Police will issue warnings for the first 90 days. Then they'll start giving tickets that carry heavy fines.
Posted on · A statewide ban on texting while driving was unanimously approved Monday by the Senate Committee on State Affairs and is now headed to the full Texas Senate.
Posted on · Texas is getting mixed grades when it comes to traffic safety laws. A new report says the state has strong enforcement in some areas but still needs to do more.
Posted on · Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments last week (May 24, 2016) over a challenge to the state's voter ID law. Plaintiffs allege the requirement violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, by making it more difficult — specifically for African Americans and Latinos — to cast […]
Posted on · After hours of sometimes heated debate Wednesday, the Texas House passed a bill that would ban texting while driving across the state of Texas. The bill allows police to pull over and fine motorists suspected of using a wireless device to read, write or send a text message while driving — unless the vehicle is […]
Posted on · The start of the next legislative session in Austin is still a couple of months away, but state lawmakers are already beginning to file bills. Among them: State Representative Tom Craddick, who has once again filed a measure calling for a texting-while-driving ban. It’s similar to a bill passed in 2011, which Gov. Perry vetoed. […]
Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, when faced with intriguing developments in the weekâs news, we turn to our rotating panel of ânon-expertsâ to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On todayâs panel: The […]
Posted on · Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Rice Sociology Professor and founding director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, unveils a new report today titled "Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston." The report examines the educational and economic experiences of different Hispanic communities in and around Houston, and explores the implications for their future, and […]
Posted on · In the latest KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll, more than 88 percent of respondents said the state of Texas should pass a law banning texting while driving. And no wonder â texting and other activities on smart phones are becoming more and more a part of our lives. Houstonians text, e-mail and IM during meetings, […]