State Delegates and Senator Introduce Measures Regarding Distracted Driving

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Provided by Delegate Richard Anderson’s Office

On January 24, Delegates Rich Anderson (R-51), Ron Villanueva (R-21), and Thomas “Tag” Greason (R-36), and Senator Scott Surovell (D-32), along with DRIVE SMART Virginia, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, and citizen advocates, held a press conference in the House Briefing Room of the General Assembly Building to highlight pieces of legislation that they have introduced on combating distracted driving.

Delegate Anderson’s HB 1834 is a bill which would close the existing loophole in state code to disallow the use of mobile applications such as Facebook and Twitter, while protecting drivers’ ability to use GPS.

Delegate Villanueva’s HB 1606 would strengthen penalties for those found to be driving distracted in marked highway work zones. Delegate Greason’s HB 1763 is a bill to establish a specialized license plate against distracted driving to raise awareness f the real and deadly danger that it poses.

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