COLLEGE STATION, TX — The College Station City Council has approved an ordinance that will require any operator of a vehicle or bicycle to be hands free unless at a complete stop.
Texas state law prohibits reading or writing electronic messages unless at a complete stop since 2017 when Gov. Abbott signed House Bill 62.
The College Station ordinance will require any operator of a motor vehicle or a bicycle on public roadway or highway to be completely hands free unless at a complete stop.
The fine amount ranges from $25-$500.
The city ordinance states "mounted gps use" is an accepted defense.
City Council says the cost to purchase and install signs at every entrance to the city will be $84,000.
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