Texans were told to stay off their phones while driving. Did it make a difference?

Drive down most roads or highways in Texas and you are likely to see drivers texting, even though that has been against the law since 2017.

Thousands of warnings or tickets have been given to those motorists.

Now, for the first time in years, the number of traffic fatalities on roads across Texas have gone down — possibly because of this law.

Traffic deaths dropped 4 percent, from 3,720 in 2017 to 3,567 last year, according to a report from the Insurance Council of Texas, which reviewed Texas Department of Transportation data.