Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Virginia Senate Passes Bills to Crack Down on Texting While Driving

According to the Washington Post, the Virginia Senate has passed two measures in an attempt to crack down on cell phone use in the car.

One bill would make texting while driving a primary driving violation for which a driver can be pulled over by police. A separate measure would make using a cell phone while driving a primary driving offense for provisional license holders--teenagers with restricted licenses.

And on a vote of 26 to 13, the senate has passed a third measure that would make it illegal to answer or initiate a cell phone call while driving without using a hands-free device. The bill -- similar to proposals killed in previous years in the House -- would allow police to pull drivers over for violating the law.

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