texting while driving
New technology would allow police to detect radio signals emanating from cell phones to tell if a driver is texting on the road.
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.
More than 300 motorists have been cited for texting while driving in Virginia since a new law went into effect July 1.
Maryland will soon be among the U.S. states that prohibit handheld cell phone use while driving.
The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.
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.
Virginia lawmakers have approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to scale back the hefty fines they passed for texting while driving.
Legislation to toughen the penalties for texting while driving is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk.
Legislation that would crack down on people who try to text while driving seems to be on the fast track to becoming law.
Both chambers of the General Assembly have approved legislation to toughen penalties for texting while driving.