Denton puts the brakes on texting while driving

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Denton puts the brakes on texting while driving

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Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 8:42 AM

Here's a heads-up for drivers in Denton.

The City Council unanimously passed a ban on texting while driving Tuesday night. Texting, Facebooking, tweeting or using the Internet or e-mail could get you a $200 ticket in the city.

Drivers can still legally make phone calls.

The restrictions will take effect in 14 days, making Denton the fourth North Texas city to pass a texting ban.

Arlington was the first in September 2011, where texting drivers also face a $200 ticket.

Grand Prairie banned texting nearly two years later. Officers in Farmers Branch are still handing out warnings to drivers caught texting behind the wheel, but say they'll soon begin enforcing that city's ordinance, which passed in March.

Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a statewide texting ban in 2011.

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