Three years after Austin police officers started enforcing a ban on texting while driving, the city’s chief prosecutor wants to clarify what is illegal under the law.
When in Austin, drivers are forbidden from doing scores of things on their cellphones, including sending electronic messages, playing games and adjusting the volume on a song playing.
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According to the city’s “Electronic Message While Driving ordinance:
A driver of a motor vehicle may not use a wireless communication device to view, send, or compose an electronic message or engage other application software while operating a motor vehicle.