Texting bill will be a state law on September 1

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MARTIN COUNTY and TEXAS - Texans, it’s time to stop typing behind the wheel.

Thanks to the persistence of State Rep. Tom Craddick from Midland - who represents Martin County - beginning Sep. 1, drivers using a mobile device while a vehicle is in motion will be subject to fines up to $100.

Legislation making texting while driving a misdemeanor passed the Texas House and Senate during the regular session. It was the fourth session in a row Craddick introduced the bill and pushed for its passage.

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