Tag: texting while driving

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AAA: Stay alert as kids head back to school

As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education want to remind motorists that driving habits must change to insure the safety of children heading back to school throughout the Commonwealth.


ATVs report: Paved roads, no helmets common in fatal accidents

A new report highlights the dangers posed by using ATVs on roadways, without helmets and when consuming alcohol.


Teen drivers can still talk on cell phones with impunity: Senate bill dies

Teen drivers, who illegally talk on a cell phone behind the wheel, will be able to continue to do so for at least another year, without any fear of being stopped and ticketed by police.


State Police cite hundreds for texting while driving

Since the act of texting while driving became a primary offense July 1, 2013, Virginia State Police troopers have cited several hundred motorists statewide. From July 1 through Sept. 28, 2013, troopers have stopped and charged 328 drivers for violating Virginia’s “texting while driving” law.


AAA praises votes on bills strengthening penalties for texting while driving

AAA Mid-Atlantic praises Virginia lawmakers in both the House and Senate for their tireless work and collaboration to pass bills that strengthen Virginia’s current ban on texting while driving.


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Roads funding, texting penalties top AAA legislative agenda

Safety and transportation funding continue to top the Virginia legislative efforts of AAA Mid-Atlantic, an advocate for motorists for over 100 years, and this year the funding crisis giant continues to stare down lawmakers as they seek to break a 20 year deadlock to adequately fund Virginia’s infrastructure.


Shannon: Treat texting while driving like DUI

Attorney-general candidate Steve Shannon on Thursday released his plan to reduce text messaging while driving on Virginia’s roads. Several university studies have found that sending text messages on a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of an accident about as much as driving while intoxicated.