3 Most Common Traffic Violations in Texas  

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There are more than 23 million licensed drivers in Texas, so it is no surprise that traffic citations are commonplace. If you drive in the State of Texas, try to avoid the following traffic violations:

Texting And Driving

The use of smartphones has soared worldwide. And with this explosion in cell phone use, texting and driving has become more and more common. One in five crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving according to the Texas Department of Transportation. This serious issue has resulted in most states passing laws against distracted driving to keep people safe and focused while driving on public roads. 

In the Lone Star State, texting and driving has been outlawed since 2017. Some parts of Texas, such as school zones, also disallow you from using a handheld smartphone and other similar devices when behind the wheel. 

Your best bet to avoid a traffic ticket in Texas is to put down your cell phone while driving. But if you happen to be a recipient of this violation, contact Anderson & Anderson, LLP. Our experienced traffic ticket lawyers in Dallas can represent you in court and fight to keep your driving record clean.

Motorcycle Lane Splitting

In Texas, drivers are required to remain within a single lane of traffic. According to Texas T1ransportation Code, Section 545.060 states that all road users must remain within a single lane, which essentially makes lane splitting illegal. Remember the last time you were stuck in a traffic jam and the motorcyclist zipped past you in between the stalled vehicles? It might be convenient for motorcyclists and an easy way to bypass a traffic jam, but this is against the law. If you try to lane split on your motorcycle, you could be ticketed.

Not Using A Child Car Seat

Texas law requires drivers and all passengers to wear seat belts. Children must be secured in the appropriate car or booster seat. Birth to two years old: All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are two years old, or until they reach the height and weight allowed by their safety seat’s manufacturer. Any child over the age of two who has outgrown a rear-facing car seat should then go to a front-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible. 

Texas law requires that all children between the ages of four and eight years old unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches, be secured in a child safety seat whenever they ride in a vehicle. You would be surprised by the number of people in Texas who neglect to use or properly use a child car seat or booster seat in Texas. To avoid a traffic citation or more importantly the possibility of serious injury, please familiarize yourself with the various Texas laws that pertain to Click it or Ticket. 

Contact A Dallas Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney Now

Were you pulled over in Dallas and given a ticket? Getting a traffic ticket can increase your insurance premiums, add points to your license, and saddle you with exorbitant fines. Why not fight your traffic ticket today?

The Dallas traffic ticket defense lawyers at Anderson & Anderson, LLP may be able to get your ticket dismissed. Contact our traffic defense lawyers today at (214) 370-8260. Our attorneys are pleased to represent clients in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Tarrant counties in Texas.