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Possibly the texting device of choice for motorists.

Possibly the texting device of choice for motorists.

Whether you’re a truck driver or daily commuter, you have probably given thought to whether cell phone use should or should not be permitted while steering a multi-ton vehicle at high speeds. The state of Virginia has been proactive making text messaging illegal for motorists. House Bill (HB) 187, sponsored by Delegate John A. Cosgrove, was signed into law July 1st of this year.

The press release. Warning this links to a pdf – NOT a website.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has been a main proponent of the research and legislation behind HB 187. The VTTI also hosts a few interesting topics on their page including “The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving.”

Check it out.

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