Cars get the spotlight in new state laws that went into effect Monday.
By Landmark News Service
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated: July 2, 6:00 am)
Judging by the coming impact of new laws the General Assembly approved this winter, 2013 could be characterized as the year of the car in Virginia.
Policymakers further toughened penalties for prohibited behaviors behind the wheel — such as texting and drunken driving — and voted to make consumers pay more to buy vehicles as part of a financing plan to raise new revenue for state roads. They also voted to place new conditions on the use of mopeds.
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