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Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties

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A recent Gizmodo article on a Mother Jones Report lays out a map so people can Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties.

Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties

Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties

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What you need to know to Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties.

 The Mother Jones Report notes that:

The good news: fatal car crashes are on the decline. The bad news: fatal car crashes involving cell phone use are on the rise.

The report defines cell phone use as any activity such as talking, texting, and using a gps application.

Our readers may remember previous blog articles on the Proposed Texas Ban on Texting While Driving and Distracted Driving Citations in San Antonio.

With the rise in distracted driving, States have passed stronger and stronger penalties for using a cell phone while driving. This can be seen in Alaska. Alaska has a maximum penalty of $10,000 in fines and up to one year in prison. So if you are ever in Alaska, it is very important to Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties.

Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties and Citations in Texas.

While Texas may not have passed a state wide law on texting while driving, San Antonio and other cities have. Here is some information on when you can and cannot use your cellphone while driving in San Antonio.

With San Antonio Municipal Court the only time you can use a handheld device is if it is mounted in your car and your using it as a GPS. You will get a ticket for texting, looking for the next song to listen to, or even dictating into your phone.

With Bexar County you can get a ticket for texting only at this time.

The trained Traffic Ticket Attorney‘s handle thousands of citations every year. Don’t fight your Texas Traffic and Ticket Citations alone!

If you have any questions on how to Avoid Texting While Driving Penalties or traffic tickets please call Justin Coquat at 210-745-2825.

About the Author

Justin A. Coquat is a founding member of The Coquat Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Coquat has represented clients with Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, CDL Tickets and MIPs for over seven years and has resolved an excess of 2,500 citations. He is a San Antonio native who went to The University of the Incarnate Word and then South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. Coquat represents victims of traffic tickets in the San Antonio Municipal Court, Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts, Schertz Municipal Court, Selma Municipal Court, Leon Valley, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park and Garden Ridge. He also resolves traffic tickets in other local jurisdictions such as the Helotes Municipal Court, Marion Municipal Court, Elmendorf Municipal Court, Three Rivers Municipal Court, George West Municipal Court and Justice of the Peace Courts in Comal County, Guadalupe County, Atascosa County and Live Oak County . Mr Coquat can be reached for a free traffic ticket defense consultation at 210-745-2825.

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