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Comparing WV and Ohio Cell Phone While Driving Laws

Ohio and West Virginia have both recently passed different cell phone while driving laws, WTAP-News compares the two states.

Now in both states for 18 and under, the use of a cell phone while driving for will be a primary defense.

West Virginians are looking at an all hand held cell phone ban for everyone. For those 18 and older it will be a secondary offense.

Now those 18 and under-- any use of the hand held cell phone in the car will be a primary offense.

Those laws take effect July first of this year.

Now across the river in Ohio, adults 18 and older, will be facing a text messaging ban. This will be a secondary offense.

Those laws will go into place September first of this year.


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