House and Senate Find Common Ground on Texting While Driving Ban

The WV House and Senate have met in the middle and compromised on the texting and driving bill. It will now be a primary offense if your caught texting and driving and a secondary offense for talking on your phone while driving.

“Give them the first year to get accustomed to the law. They’ll have to get a wired headset or get a blue tooth or some other means of using the phone instead of having one up to the ear,” said WV Senator Orphy Klempa.

Your first violation will cost you $100, $200 the second time, then $300 and three points against your license for the third time.

Klempa claimed that Governor Tomblin might sign the bill into law as early as next week.

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Posted on March 11, 2012, in Legislation, News, Polls and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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