Will cell phone use while driving ever be banned in WV?

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outraged_parent

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Apr 26, 2013
 
With a ban on texting while driving recently put into effect in WV, when do you think we will see (if at all) a ban on the use of talking on cell phones while driving?

Over the course of the past few months, I have witnessed at least a dozen or more "close calls" of accidents where someone was either engrossed in a cell phone conversation and not paying attention or impeding traffic by going too slow and not pulling off (yesterday I witnessed a woman going probably 45-50 mph on I-64 around the Cross Lanes area, engrossed in a cell phone conversation, and refusing to pull off the road for whatever reason).

All of my observations are most likely a rather miniscule fraction of incidents/accidents that occur on a daily basis throughout the state of WV that are related to the use of cell phones while driving.

Is good ol' Earl Ray "in cahoots" with the national cell phone carriers? Just wondering why even the potential to put a law "on the books" for this hasn't seen the light of day.
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It's already against the law to text and drive - but I see it every day ! It's is already against the law for teen drivers with learners permits to talk on cellphones while driving. For everyone else - driving while talking on a cellphone will be against the law - a primary offense - as of July 1, 2013

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outraged_parent wrote:
With a ban on texting while driving recently put into effect in WV, when do you think we will see (if at all) a ban on the use of talking on cell phones while driving?

Over the course of the past few months, I have witnessed at least a dozen or more "close calls" of accidents where someone was either engrossed in a cell phone conversation and not paying attention or impeding traffic by going too slow and not pulling off (yesterday I witnessed a woman going probably 45-50 mph on I-64 around the Cross Lanes area, engrossed in a cell phone conversation, and refusing to pull off the road for whatever reason).

All of my observations are most likely a rather miniscule fraction of incidents/accidents that occur on a daily basis throughout the state of WV that are related to the use of cell phones while driving.

Is good ol' Earl Ray "in cahoots" with the national cell phone carriers? Just wondering why even the potential to put a law "on the books" for this hasn't seen the light of day.
Talking on ur phone is a secondary offense which means to get a ticket for it they have to pull u over for another violation. In July it supposed to change to where u can be pulled over for just being on ur phone, but not sure how it will be enforced with all the police driving and talking on their phones.

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