Texting-while-driving law appears imminent
Those locals who send text messages via their cell phones while driving must either break the habit now or risk getting pulled over by police in the near future. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Governor Tim Kaine (D) will sign into law a bill the General Assembly passed banning texting-while-driving. The first offense is punishable with a $20 fine, repeated infractions will result in a $50 fine. Cell phone addicts need not fret about putting away their beloved hand-helds altogether while driving. A bill that would have outlawed all non-hands-free cell phones while driving died in the Senate.
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