MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland City Council have passed the texting and driving ban.
In a unanimous decision, the ban will go into effect on October 1.
According to the ban, "a driver shall not use a wireless communication device to view, send, or compose an electronic message, or engage other application software apps while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway."
However, there are exemptions to this ban. Those exemptions include making a phone call or using a GPS device.
If you're caught texting and driving, you could be fined $500.