Stronger Virginia Texting and Driving Ban Passes Initial Hurdle

Posted on February 5, 2013

A law that would make texting behind the wheel a primary offense in the state of Virginia has just passed one big hurdle.  The measure, which would allow a police officer to pull someone over just because they were texting, has received the stamp of approval of the state’s Senate Courts of Justice Committee.  AAA has expressed its desire to see such a strengthened law against texting approved, but some worry about difficulties with the ban.  One senator said that a full handheld cellphone ban may be necessary so that officers don’t have to make a distinction between texting and simply looking at one’s phone.  The State’s House is also looking into a comparable bill that would fine texting violators $250.

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