WV passes new texting and driving law

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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.

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Insurance Solutions Unlimited,LLC
Insurance Solutions Unlimited, LLC - Winter Haven, FL
Insurance Solutions Unlimited,LLC

Texting and driving is NOT good. great for WV on passing this!

Jun 07, 2012 10:04 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good for WV. I constaqntly see cars in two lanes and know for sure that the drives are texting.

Jun 07, 2012 10:22 PM
Sabrina Schirmer
National Insurance Solutions, LLC - Winter Haven, FL

More states should follow WV & NY and pass similar laws to protect others who

Jul 21, 2012 09:44 PM