The days of legally driving while texting in West Virginia are numbered. A new ban on texting that also targets hands-on cell phone chatter became law. It’s among nearly 70 legislative bills taking effect on June 1st.
As of July 1, drivers can be pulled over for texting. if your Hands-on cell phone use will trigger traffic stops starting in July 2013, and will be secondary offenses until then. Enforcement of the distracted driving law won’t begin until July 1. In the meantime, the state will put up road signs and air public service messages to explain the ban.