One in five crashes involves driver distraction. Drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of collision than drivers who don't, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free device.
Although Texas has no statewide law banning the use of cell phones while driving for all drivers, many local areas prohibit or limit the use of cell phones while driving. Specific limitations are listed below.
We urge you to drive now and talk later. If you must make a phone call, pull over. Otherwise, wait until you reach your destination to use the phone.
Cell Phone Prohibitions
Note: Since cell phone ordinances may be adopted by cities at any time, the list above may not be comprehensive. Cities that adopt cell phone ordinances may contact the TxDOT Traffic Operations Division and request to be added to the list.
Fines and Cell Phone Ordinance Types
Fines range from $200 to $500.
There are three types of cell phone ordinances: