Virginia to Ban Text Messaging and Driving

Last Wednesday, a Virginia legislator submitted a bill to ban text-messaging while driving a car House Bill 39 would add the following tex...

Last Wednesday, a Virginia legislator submitted a bill to ban text-messaging while driving a car

House Bill 39 would add the following text to its laws...
§ 46.2-1078.1. Use of certain wireless telecommunications devices for text messaging prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any wireless telecommunications device for the purpose of sending, receiving, or reading any text message.
Interestingly, the Commonwealth has not been able to ban cellphone use while driving, at least not for adult drivers, but will now try to ban text-messaging instead.

The good news for drivers is that this bill still allows them to use their iPhones to snap photographs, send them to their buddies, download e-mail, browse the web, and get sports scores, all while driving their cars.

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