Texting Ban: 5 Months Later

Local - 12/4/2012 1:36 PM
Five months ago, the law banning texting and driving in West Virginia went into effect.

State Police said it is a primary offense to text while driving in West Virginia. They also said they still see people texting and driving, and 60 to 70 percent of crashes are the result of cell phone distractions.

Corporal H. F. Belvins said the new law has helped alievate this problem. "We have seen a decrease in vehicle crashes due to texting because people are now educated with the law that it is illegal to text while drive and also talk on the cell phone while driving," he said.

Anyone caught texting and driving will be issued a citation and will have to pay a fine.

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