New Texas Driving Laws to Take Effect Next Sunday
Texas drivers will be subject to several new laws when they hit the road next Sunday.
The measures — which, like many state laws, take effect on Sept. 1 — cover subjects such as cellphone use around schools, passing a stopped school bus and protecting Texas Department of Transportation work crews.
And officials are touting at least one new law — which increases penalties for serious hit-and-run accidents — as a significant step in making the roadways safer.
“This could help save lives,” said Dallas Deputy Police Chief Gary Tittle. He said police officials across Texas pushed for the new penalties.