West Va. Bans In-Car Mobile Device Use
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill banning texting and handheld cellphone use while driving in the state.
Beginning in July, texting while driving will be a primary driving offense and talking on a handheld cellphone will be a secondary offense. In July 2013, talking on a handheld cellphone will become a primary offense.
West Virginia is the 36th state to ban texting while driving, the Governors Highway Safety Association said.
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