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Advisory: Delegate Comstock Attends Texting While Driving Press Conference On HB 1907
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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February 5, 2013

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Delegate Barbara Comstock
Joins With Sponsors Of Texting While Driving Bill That Passed House of Delegates

Richmond, VA - Today Delegate Comstock (R-34) joined her colleague Delegate Anderson (R-51) and a bipartisan group of members of the House of Delegates at a press conference to highlight House Bill 1907, which strengthens penalties for texting while driving which passed the House on Tuesday by a vote of 92-4 and a similar bill passed the Senate.

Delegate Comstock is a co-patron of House Bill 1907 which would shift the penalty for texting while driving from a secondary offense to a primary offense.

Delegate Comstock released the following statement:

"This is an important bill that will have a real impact on the health and safety of our children and citizens. I'm grateful for the wide bipartisan support the texting while driving measure received in the House of Delegates and I look forward to the Senate passing House Bill 1907. We need to continue to publicize this issue through public service announcements and education efforts as well as community efforts. We all know of dangerous and even deadly situations that have occurred from this increasing problem."

Under this legislation, officers would now be empowered to stop a driver and immediately issue a citation to an individual who is texting while driving. The penalty issued for texting while driving would include $250 for the first offense and $500 for each offense thereafter.

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