West Virginia Bans Texting, Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving

4/3/2012 3:30:00 PM
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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday signed a bill that bans texting and handheld cellphone use while driving in the state.

Beginning in July, texting while driving will be a primary driving offense and talking on a handheld cellphone will be a secondary offense. In July 2013, talking on a handheld cellphone will become a primary offense.

West Virginia is the 36th state to ban texting while driving, the Governors Highway Safety Association said.

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