At midnight the San Antonio Police Department  will start issuing warning citations for texting while driving.  This will continue for 90 days. After the 90 days citations will be issued costing you up to $200 per violation.

Last week the city council passed an ordinance to prohibit the use of hand held mobile communications device to send, read, or write a text message, or engage in any other use of the device besides dialing a telephone number or talking to another person, while operating a motor vehicle.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said curtailing distracted driving could assist in improving public safety and reducing accidents and even deaths.

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  1. clh2691

    Has anyone seen the study that was done since the ban on texting was done…accident related texting has gone up. This is due to the fact that people are trying to hide their phones down lower as not to be seen, which takes their eyes off the road even longer. You should NOT TEXT while driving ever…but some laws just make the problem worse, but guess it is a way for them to bring more money into the system.

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