UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:52am
Several new texas laws are taking effect today.
Some of the new laws include no talking on cell phones in school zones, and everyone in the car must be wearing a seat belt at all times.
Officials say that law is one of the most important, because more people wearing seat belts means more lives could potentially be saved.
Also as part of the new laws, children under the age of eight, or under 4'9" will be required to ride in a booster seat in the car.