COLLEGE STATION, Texas - College Station may have their hands free ordinance in place but some of that may be overlooked.

According to House Bill 62, using maps or GPS is allowed, but that isn't the case right here in our area.

Our hands free ordinance says no distracted driving at all expect while you are at a red light.

September 1st, is when the new statewide law will take effect and one local judge thinks this is exactly what our area needs.

"I would like to see an awareness in our community about the fact that we do have this law, and if you don't drive distracted it makes for a safer community for everyone," Judge Rick Hill said.