A sweeping new transportation funding law takes effect in Virginia on Monday, bringing change to how gas, electric and hybrid cars are taxed, and putting a punctuation on 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 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.
A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation to toughen penalties for texting while driving.
A survey of 402 law enforcement officers in Northern Virginia revealed texting while driving is the primary offense of drivers in construction zones — surpassing speeding, aggressive driving and even failure to obey changing traffic patterns.
The Virginia Senate has passed legislation to toughen the state’s law against texting or emailing while driving.
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