Last month we blogged about the federal law banning cell phone use while driving for commercial truck drivers. That federal law went into effect earlier this month for truck drivers and bus drivers on interstate routes. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged all states to pass similar laws banning cell phones behind the wheel.
As the new year begins, it will be interesting to see if any states act on the NTSB’s recommendation. So far, there are nine states, along with Washington, D.C., with laws in place banning cell phone use while driving. Virginia has the following laws pertaining to cell phones and driving:
A state bill hoped to ban cell phones outright behind the wheel. The proposal passed in the Senate but it failed in the House of Delegates. Have you been a passenger in a car with a distracted driver?
Approved by attorney Thomas McWeeny