Driving in Texas like anywhere else, requires obeying traffic laws designed to keep everyone safe out on the road. However, some laws are violated more frequently than others, leading to accidents and the dreaded traffic ticket.

In a blog from Aceable, they've listed out some of these commonly violated laws. While they are all important, I wanted to spotlight some of those that I witness being broken time and time again. Scroll below and see if you agree.

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LOOK: HERE'S 5 TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS TEXANS ARE TICKETED FOR THE MOST

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Speeding

This is the top traffic violation in Texas. Everywhere you look drivers exceed the posted speed limits, especially on highways and in rural areas. Speeding not only increases the risk of having an accident but also leads to speeding tickets with hefty fines.


 

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Failure to Stop at Red Lights and Stop Signs

Many accidents in Texas occur because drivers ignore red lights and stop signs. This reckless behavior can result in dangerous collisions, especially at busy intersections.


 

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Distracted Driving

With the rise of smartphones, distracted driving has become a big problem. Texas law prohibits the use of handheld devices for calling or texting while driving. Despite this, many drivers continue to use their phones on the road, risking lives for a quick call or text. It's a great way to get ticketed quickly.


 

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Despite tickets harsh penalties and aggressive awareness campaigns, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a big issue. DUI is responsible for numerous accidents, injuries, and deaths each year in Texas.


 

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Not Wearing Seat Belts

The law in Texas requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear seat belts. Failing to do so not only leads to a ticket but also puts everyone at risk of severe injury in the event of an accident.

Understanding and following traffic laws is a must for safety on the roads. It’s not just about avoiding tickets and fines; it’s about making sure that you and everyone else on the road can reach their destinations safely.

It’s easy to think of traffic tickets as a nuisance, but they're important in maintaining road safety. Remember, you contribute to a safer driving environment for everyone in Texas.

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