McAllen Police Enforcing No Texting and Driving Law

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Law enforcement officials are also urging drivers to put their phones down while driving. Distracted driving is another major problem on Texas roads. Several valley cities like McAllen completely prohibit the use of your cell phone while driving. Police officials say leaving it out of sight can help save lives.

Lt. Joel Morales Jr. with the McAllen Police Department says, “When a driver is distracted, the propensity to become involved in an accident increases. We want to prevent that. We want the driver to be focused on the driving. Which means they need to be focusing on the road way and traffic conditions. Be on the lookout for pedestrians.”

The consequence for texting and driving in the city of McAllen is a fine of up to $500. Cell phone use in school zones is prohibited state-wide.

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