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      New Texas laws you need to know

      Starting tomorrow we Texans will have a batch of new laws we'll need to follow.

      Here's a reminder on some of the more important ones.

      All passengers in every vehicle will have to wear a seat belt, no matter how old they are or where they are in that vehicle.

      There is a new booster seat requirement for kids in vehicles , it's no longer kids under five but it's kids under eight, or shorter than 4'9".

      Teenagers trying to get their first driver's license will have to get 34 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction, and they will have to take a driving skills test in addition to the written test.

      Using a handheld phone while driving through an active school zone becomes illegal, however, local authorities can only enforce the new restriction if signs announcing the ban are posted at the beginning of each school zone.

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