Bill targets those driven to distraction by cell phones

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If passed, law would make distracted driving a primary offense, police could pull drivers over for cell phone use

Landmark News Service

RICHMOND — Virginia may be on its way to rewriting its texting and driving law – instead replacing it with an expanded distracted driving law.

The proposed law says any use of a cellphone that “substantially diverts the driver’s attention from the operation of the motor vehicle is guilty of distracted driving.”

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