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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. Read the rest of this entry

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WV House Passes Ban On Texting While Driving

The West Virginia House of Delegates passed SB211 with a landslide vote, 87-12, outlawing the use of handheld devices to call or text while driving. The bill makes texting while driving a primary offense and talking on your phone without a hands-free device while driving a secondary offense. Drivers can be pulled over initially for primary offenses, while secondary offenses can only be issued after a primary offense. Read the rest of this entry

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