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New technology would allow police to detect radio signals emanating from cell phones to tell if a driver is texting on the road. (Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

New Radar Gun to Help Police Detect Texting Drivers

New technology would allow police to detect radio signals emanating from cell phones to tell if a driver is texting on the road.

09/17/2014

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Texting-While-Driving Law Nets 725 Convictions in Virginia

Virginia has recorded 725 convictions during the first six months of a texting-while-driving law, which made the distracted-driving practice a primary offense.

01/29/2014

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328 Drivers Cited for Texting in Va. Since July 1

More than 300 motorists have been cited for texting while driving in Virginia since a new law went into effect July 1.

10/22/2013

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Use of Handheld Phone While Driving Becomes Primary Offense in Md. Oct. 1

Maryland will soon be among the U.S. states that prohibit handheld cell phone use while driving.

09/23/2013

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.

05/14/2013

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Study: Distracted Driving Deaths Underreported

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was T-boned by an SUV.

05/07/2013

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Va. Lawmakers Scale Back Higher Texting Fines

Virginia lawmakers have approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to scale back the hefty fines they passed for texting while driving.

04/03/2013

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Va. Texting Bill Wins Final Legislative Approval

Legislation to toughen the penalties for texting while driving is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk.

02/19/2013

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Virginia Panels Advance Distracted Driver Penalties

Legislation that would crack down on people who try to text while driving seems to be on the fast track to becoming law.

02/15/2013

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Virginia Passes Bills on Texting While Driving

Both chambers of the General Assembly have approved legislation to toughen penalties for texting while driving.

02/05/2013

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