Texas is a large state, so you might not see many highway patrol agents standing by the side of the road to catch someone speeding in some counties.
However, law enforcement is there, and you will be fined if you break the traffic laws. You might even serve time behind bars!
The most typical traffic infractions in Texas, the associated penalties, and whether or not you may expunge citations from your record should all be known to you at this point.
Making Use of a Phone As I'm Driving
In Texas, it is illegal to text and drive. Additionally, it is prohibited for anybody under the age of 18 to use a handheld device
In Texas, exceeding the posted speed limit by even one mile is speeding. The Lone Star State actually has two different sorts of speeding legislation
Red Light Running
If you are caught running a red light, your local government may fine you.
Fortunately, any tickets issued as a result of video surveillance won't be paid for by Texans. In 2019, the governor outlawed red-light traffic cameras.
Driving While Intoxicated
Once alcohol impairs your capacity to drive, you are in violation of the law in Texas.
In other words, you don't have to have a blood alcohol level higher than the legal limit of 0.08%.
Violent Driving (Road Rage)
The Texas state highway motto is "drive friendly." You risk receiving a $200 punishment for each time you disobey that instruction.
You can complete an online defensive driving course to have a ticket wiped off your record. You'll need to make a written, telephone, or in-person request for permission to the court that issued the ticket to you.