The Longview Police Department tweeted a photo to demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving.
Driving & Talking on the phone will get you in the ditch everytime. Drive Safely, arrive at your destination safely. Is it worth your life? pic.twitter.com/IvXfLNi8Lb— Longview Police (@LongviewPolice) June 15, 2017
Thankfully, no one was injured in this one-vehicle wreck.
Gov. Gregg Abbott recently signed a House Bill 62 into law making texting and driving illegal in Texas. Under this law, which becomes effective Sept. 1, first-time offenders will be fined up to $99, and repeat offenders could face up to a $200 fine.