New July Laws: Behind the Wheel

textingdrivingTexting-while-driving was already against the law, but now police have a new tool that will enable them to hand out more citations.  Supporters of the revised Virginia law hope that steep fines will deter drivers from taking their eyes off the road to read and send text messages.  But in part 2 of our series on new state laws that took effect this week, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports that texting is not the only activity that’s targeted. 

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