There are many new laws taking effect September 1st.Â Many of them will effect you, especially if you have children.Â Here are a few of the highlights:
- All passengers of a vehicle are required to wear a seat belt, even if in the backseat.
- Any child younger than 8 years of age must be in a child passenger safety seat unless the child is at least 4 feet, 9 inches in height.
- It will be illegal to talk on a cell phone in a school zone unless you are stopped or are using a hands-free device.Â This one will be optionally enforced by the city or county.
For more information regarding these and many other new laws, read the press release from the Texas DPS
Disclaimer: This does not constitute legal advice.Â I’m not a lawyer.Â yada, yada, yada.