TEXTING DRIVING LAW Texting While Driving Law Around The Corner
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Jun. 6, 2012 4:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 7, 2012 9:27 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
It's not too long before texting behind the wheel will be illegal in West Virginia. Friday the law goes into effect, but not necessarily enforced.
Friday, June 10th, will be 90 days since the bill passed. Starting Friday it will be a secondary offense to text while driving.
However, July 1st the law will become a primary offense and police will begin enforcing the law.
Traffic Safety Director for Huntington says there are three reasons for the law. A driver's eyes are not on the road while texting, only one hand is on the wheel. More importantly, the driver's mind is elsewhere.
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