West Virginia Texting Law

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

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.

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