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Virginia follows California when it comes to texting and driving - kinda

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by doug_funnie, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. doug_funnie

    doug_funnie New Member

    While the state of California is banning texting while driving, apparently in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you can do it.

    http://www.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/danville_news/article/motorists_face_20_fine_for_texting_while_driving_when_ban_takes_effect_wedn/12131/

    "Texting or e-mailing while driving will be a secondary offense, meaning that a law enforcement officer must have stopped or arrested the offending driver for another reason."

    So, only catch is, if you're caught, it's a $20 fine and $50 for a repeat offense.
     
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Uh oh.

    (running for cover)
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Oregon just outlawed handheld phone use in cars.
     
  4. doug_funnie

    doug_funnie New Member

    Was bluetooth banned as well or can you use that while talking on the handheld?
     
  5. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    you know, i found that now that I have a BlackBerry, I text much less than I did before. Mainly because I can't type with one hand.
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    :D
     
  7. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Damn, I knew I forgot to turn off the Webcam
     
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    And now it's posted for all the world to see at www.bidesign.com.
     
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