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Lawmakers in the State Senate have voted and it could be illegal to drive while holding a cellphone in Virginia. State lawmakers recently passed hands-free driving bills in the House and Senate. It had been illegal to text or email while driving in Virginia, but police say that was hard to enforce because they had to witness the driver actually type digits or numbers into their phone. The bill now goes to Governor Northam’s desk, if he signs it, it will become law next January. A first offense will cost drivers 125-dollars, 250-dollars for a second.

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