It's been nearly three months since a texting while driving law went into effect in West Virginia.
And in Parkersburg, it's being enforced.
The law made texting while driving a primary offense in West Virginia.
Parkersburg Police issued more than 140 tickets since July 1.
Police plan to keep sending a message about the dangers of texting and driving.
"People blatantly still pull up behind cruisers still, and they're on their cell phones. People have been warned; there is still a legitimate danger factor. We're going to continue to issue citations when we have the time to do so," says Parkersburg Police Sgt. Greg Collins.
Sgt. Collins says a state grant, which helped pay for police overtime to help enforce the law ran out.
Nationwide, thousands of deaths every year are blamed on texting while driving.