Hand held devices have been banned in Austin in San Antonio since January, now some of the smaller cities along the IH 35 corridor are considering a ban, as well. Bans have passed in Buda, Schertz, Cibolo and Universal City. Here are a couple helpful facts to make sure that you are in compliance when traveling the corridor.
• It is legal to use your device while your car is at a complete stop at a traffic light, stop sign or even while sitting in stand still traffic
• Hand-held cell phone use is permitted in the event of an emergency such calling 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 to report a crime or an accident
• If you’re at a stop sign, stuck in traffic or at a stoplight, you can still get a fine for using your phone
• You may use your phone as a navigation device IF it is affixed to your vehicle
Distracted driving is the #1 cause of auto accidents. That includes eating, grooming, cell phones, or even changing the radio station. AMM Collision wants to remind you to always be a safe and courteous driver.