Jan 24, 2017 Virginia reckless driving- Texting and driving will not be criminalized, for now
On December 31, 2016, I blogged about Virginia Senate Bill 860, which would have criminalized texting and driving and most other cellphone use when coupled with any violation of the traffic code and other traffic laws, by making such behavior reckless driving, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor jailable up to one year and allowing a driver’s license suspension for up to six months.
Praised be the Virginia Senate Transportation Committee member majority who on January 18, 2017, declined taking action on the bill, for now.
The vote to take no action on the bill was a narrow 7-6, so this bill may not stay under wraps. Therefore, if you oppose such criminalizing of cellphone use, please tell your Virginia state senator and delegate.