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Texas Finally Bans Texting While Driving; Local Ordinances Go Further

On Sept. 1, a statewide ban on texting while driving went into effect in Texas. Still, there may be some confusion about what kind of phone use is permitted behind the wheel, as local municipalities, including Austin, enforce stricter phoning-while-driving ordinances.

Here's a quick breakdown for drivers in Central Texas.

Texas roadcheck leads to out-of-service orders for nearly 2,000 large trucks

Anyone driving on I-35 is used to seeing a steady stream of semi trucks with deliveries in tow. Large trucks are so common that it's easy to forget about the dangers that drivers of cars face when sharing the road with much larger vehicles. Semis can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and they need more time to stop and more space to turn. Given the laws of physics, if a car collides with a truck, the results can be catastrophic.

Thankfully, serious car-truck accidents are not a common occurrence -- but they do happen, and life-altering injuries are often the result. To help ensure highway safety, truck drivers carry a regulated commercial driver's license. Trucks are also subject to regular inspections, including the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck, which happened in Texas this past June.

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