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Texting Bill Changes Approved

Apr 04, 2013 -- 10:49am

(Metro) The state Senate is signing off on Governor McDonnell's amendments to a texting while driving measure. 

The amendments cut in half the fines which were part of the original measure. Under the amended bill, drivers would shell out 125 dollars, instead of 250 dollars for a first offense. 

Drivers would pay 250 dollars, instead of 500 dollars for a second offense. The measure maintains its big provision, which makes texting while behind the wheel a primary offense. 

That means officers can pull drivers over and give someone a ticket for that violation alone.  

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