Virginia Senate votes for "hands free" use only of cell phones while driving; House may disagree

Hands off. That’s the message the Virginia state senators sent to drivers Tuesday when it voted 29-11 to outlaw any handheld use of a cellphone while driving. It’s one of the most late-breaking, dramatic and unexpected twists of this General Assembly session. The legislature is supposed to finish its work by Saturday. The bill still must get through the House and be signed by the governor to become law…