It was big news when Austin passed strict hands-free traffic laws in August 2014 and enforcement began on January 1, 2015 (after a generous warning period). Well, the same ordinance was passed in Bee Cave on April 2 and in Lakeway on April 20. Warnings are being issued now, but as of July 1, violators will get citations.
Before the warning period in Lakeway and Bee Cave ends, we decided to delve into the specifics of what hands-free driving really means.
Buckle up, LT. You may be in for a few surprises.