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Texting-while-driving convictions high in Northern Virginia

The first six months of Virginia's law getting tough on texting while driving reveal a clear trend. Drivers in Northern Virginia are the most likely to be convicted.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 06:45am EST

Tags: texting, driving, traffic laws, andrew mollenbeck,

Texting and driving lands Md. woman in lake

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.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:53am EDT

Tags: crash, Waldorf, Md., Charles County Sheriff

Va. man charged with texting while driving after officer struck

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.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:39pm EDT

Tags: Manassas City Police

Nearly half of teens admit texting while driving, study says

"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: teens, text while driving, texting and driving,

Va. General Assembly to vote on texting-while-driving law

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.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 02:03pm EDT

Tags: General Assembly, Bob McDonnell, Rich Anderson, kathy stewart

House panel backs tougher texting law

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 06:40am EST

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Bill would toughen Virginia's texting while driving law

A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 04:34pm EST

Tags: Rich Anderson, Virginia General Assembly, George Barker

Va. to consider tougher laws on texting while driving

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.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 12:04pm EST

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