Cell Phone Laws
Our accident attorneys in El Paso are thoroughly familiar with municipal cell phone laws
If you’re speaking on a cell phone while driving in El Paso, you are in violation of the city’s ordinance prohibiting cell phone usage by drivers. In some other Texas cities, you are not breaking any laws by speaking on a cell phone behind the wheel.
Cell phone ordinances vary from city to city. Laws can vary from state to state. In El Paso, police can issue tickets to people they see talking on a cell phone while driving or texting while driving.
According to reports, El Paso police say the number of cell phone-related car accidents has gone down since the ban went into effect.
How an accident attorney in El Paso can help
If you or someone you know was injured in an El Paso car accident, contact an experienced attorney for a free evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to compensation. At The Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we can put our experience and vast resources to work for you. Our goal is to maximize compensation so clients can move on with their lives.
Other cities in Texas that have enacted local distracted driving laws include Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Galveston, Missouri City, Stephenville and San Antonio.
Statewide, the law prohibits drivers under 18 and learners permit holders (during the first six months of driving) from using wireless communications devices. Additionally, school bus drivers are barred from using cell phones if children are present.
All drivers are prohibited from using handheld devices in school crossing zones.
Contact an accident attorney in El Paso at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC
For a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC. Call 915-532-1111, or contact us online. A seasoned accident attorney in El Paso is ready to answer your questions and discuss your best course of action. With our attorneys on your side, you can tell the insurance companies you mean business.