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New Texas Driving Laws to Take Effect Next Sunday

Posted on 8/26/2013 by with 0 comments

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.


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