Virginia State Police reports they have cited hundreds of drivers since July 1, when texting while driving became a primary offense.
Police say 328 drivers have been charged between July 1 and September 28.
"Keep in mind that this data does not provide an exact account of the problem that exists concerning texting while driving on Virginia's highways," said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. "Depending on the observation of the investigating trooper, drivers can also be cited for reckless driving and, therefore, not included as a texting-while-driving violation."
Violators must pay a fine of $125 for the first offense and $250 for a second or subsequent offense.
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Richmond Times Dispatch
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