New texting while driving law to take effect July 1

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by Philip Townsend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 9:28 AM

NORFOLK---Starting Monday,  police can pull you over for texting while driving, as it becomes a primary law in Virginia on July 1.
 
The fine will be $125 for the first citation.
 
There are some concerns with enforcement, because drivers will still be able to use their GPS and even dial a number on their smart phone.
 
Drivers are not required to hand over their phones after being pulled over, but a spokesperson with Norfolk Police says they do plan on writing tickets and leaving it in the hands of a judge.
 

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