New crackdown law comes into force today and hits drivers with $2,000 fine & 180 days in jail

A NEW law went into effect today across Texas targeting drivers who give false information to the police.

The officials also take rigorous action against road users who do not show their driver’s license when questioned.

A new driving law has come into force in Texas


A new driving law has come into force in TexasPhoto credit: Getty

Drivers who fail to show their ID could be fined a hefty $500, ABC affiliate KLTV reported.

Previously, road users could only be charged with one administrative offence.

But anyone who provides false information at a traffic stop can expect a fine of up to $2,000.

They could even be jailed for up to 180 days for their troubles.

A new crackdown will see motorists fined $5,000 and given a 75-year sentence
Challenging driving law fines motorists $1,000 and can take them off the road

Police have alerted motorists that the law has changed.

Andy Erbaugh from Tyler police The ministry told KLTV: “It is not a defense of your charge that you were unaware of the law.”

Erbaugh has urged motorists to learn about statewide laws.

It’s not the only one Drive Law that went into effect today across Texas.

Another law requires drunk drivers who kill the parents of a child under 18 to pay child support.

Officials also crack down on drivers who fancy street racing.

From today, police officers have the power to confiscate illegal street racers’ cars and the vehicles can be sold at auction.

The money raised by the auction is invested in the fight against crime.

And a new bill passed by the state legislature will require EV owners to pay a fee when registering their car.

Texas law requires EV drivers to pay for a two-year license or $400 upfront.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

Related Articles

Back to top button