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Tags: Virginia State Police
A Prince George's County woman who told authorities she had been texting and driving crashed her car and ended up in a lake Tuesday.
A 25-year-old Herndon, Va., man has been charged with texting while driving and other offenses after the vehicle he was driving struck a police officer conducting a traffic stop.
Tags: Manassas City Police
"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman
Virginia is close to following the lead of D.C. and Maryland when it comes to texting while driving as a law regarding the issue heads down the final stretch, with one final hurdle to clear.
A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.
Currently, typing on your smartphone while the behind the wheel in Virginia can get you only a $25 fine and even then its a secondary offense. That means a police officer has to have another reason for pulling a driver over before he can be cited for texting.
On Sunday afternoon, personal speeches were given by two teenagers who suffered serious consequences because of distracted driving.