Austin Hands Free Driving Law

 The city of Austin recently passed the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law. This means you cannot use your cell phone to talk, text or use an app while driving.

But there is good news! Even though the law is in effect, there is still the 30 day grace period. You can still get pulled over for using your cell phone while driving, but you will only get a warning. The 30 day grace period for the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law ends January 31st.

Everything you need to know about the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law.

Once the 30 day grace period for the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law ends if you get pulled over for using your cell phone while driving you could receive a traffic ticket citation for up to $500.

But you can still use your phone under certain circumstances. The new law is designed for drivers to be hands free. This means you can still use your phone if it is connected by a hands free bluetooth headset. You can also use your phone if your car is legally parked. But don’t think this means you can put your car in park at a red light or stop sign. Even if your car is not moving you can receive a traffic ticket under the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law.

What to do if you get a traffic ticket under the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law.

If you find yourself with a traffic ticket citation under the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law you should call an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to fight for you. At The Coquat Law Firm we resolve thousands of citations every single year. Don’t waste your time and money fighting a traffic ticket alone. Call us today at 512-333-2833 for more information on how we can help you. And be sure to tell us what you think of the new Austin Hands Free Driving Law in the comments below.