Phones - TX DOT
#1 Rule – PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD, and the driving
task at hand.
Drivers using mobile
devices and cell phones have a higher risk of collision.
Collision rates are higher even for drivers using hands-free
Teenagers are the
highest risk group for not paying attention to the road
to concentrate on mobile devices. They are also the age
group most likely to take risks behind the wheel. The National
Safety Council reports that traffic accidents are the leading
cause of death for teenagers, accounting for 44 percent
of teen fatalities.
Texas has no law
at this time banning cell phone use while driving. So use
common sense. The safest advice, if you must use your phone,
is to pull over. Or wait until you reach your destination
to make the call or text.