Virginia: Advocates of hands-free driving bill write letter to Governor Ralph Northam (HB1811 & SB1341)

In a last-ditch effort to get phones out of drivers’ hands this year, advocates penned a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam today urging him to add an amendment to a bill that bans hand-held cell phone use near work zones.

Drive Smart Virginia, along with a coalition of other groups, is asking the Governor to make an amendment to SB1768, that would expand the ban to all roads statewide.

This comes after there was widespread support for legislation, HB1811 and SB1341, during the 2019 General Assembly session to pass an overall ban on using hand-held cell-phones behind the wheel in Virginia.