AUSTIN, TX The Texas House on Thursday tentatively approved a measure that
would ban teens under the age of 18 from using a cell phone while
driving, even if it is a hands-free device. The bill includes an
exception for calls made in emergencies.
Drivers under the age of 18 could be fined for an offense, but
the penalty would not go on their record. According to a House
analysis of the bill, supporters say the goal is to foster good
driving habits, not damage driving records.
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