If you live, work, or vacation in Austin or San Antonio you need to know about a change in driving laws beginning January 1, 2015. You will no longer be able to legally drive and talk on a handheld phone in January.
Police in both cities have said they won’t actually issue tickets until February, but that’s not really a legal commitment, so be aware now.
San Antonio has reported more than 250 crashes linked to cellphone use in each of the past three years, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Be careful out there.