The Virginia Senate may pass changed to the state’s distracted driving laws, making it illegal to use a hand-held cell phone for any use while driving. Drivers would be required to have their smartphones in a dash mounted holder, or only use via a wired or wireless Bluetooth access for calls and other interactions.
Virginia Proposes Fine Increases for Texting While Driving.
Can Virginia find even more ways to boost fines and penalty fees for drivers? Yes, it looks like they can, and will.
Update: The bill passes both chambers. [Read more…]