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New Laws: Don’t Drive and Text :(

ph-texting-200Beginning July 1 it becomes illegal to “text” while you drive in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new law joins many others we detail in this article. While “texting” has become a big hit with young folks, it has also become a major distraction for drivers. It is particularly interesting to note that studies reveal 58% of drivers under the age of 20 acknowledge texting while driving. With this law Virginia joins eleven other states and the District of Columbia in banning texting while driving. Click this to read more at WashingtonExaminer.com and then click here to check the news at WJLA.com followed by interesting news at WUSA9.com that reveals recent results from a youth driving school at FedEx Field. Finally, click this to check out the news at DMVnow.com.

But Wait, There’s More…

The texting law is one of many that go into effect on July 1, 2009. Governer Kaine signed 884 bills passed by the Commonwealth’s legislature. While the new texting law may attract the greatest attention, it’s not the only important legislation that will have an impact on our everyday lives. As is true every July 1, we have many new laws hitting the books. Click below to read the details…

Click this for a comprehensive list from InsideNova.com.
This is News Channel 8’s take on the new laws.
New vehicle and license related laws defined at DMVnow.com.

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