Hands Free in Austin and San Antonio

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.

Austin

• 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

San Antonio

• 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.