Cell phones or other wireless telecommunications devices; prohibited use while driving, exception. (HB1630)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cell phone use while driving prohibited.  Prohibits operation of a motor vehicle while using a cell phone or other wireless telecommunications device, other than a citizens band radio, in any manner. The offense would be a secondary offense punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor when the operator of the motor vehicle is charged with any other moving violation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101044D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends no action
02/08/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Jim Duncan writes:

Why are CB radios exempted?

Jim Duncan writes:

Is a GPS a "wireless telecommunications device"?

Michael Perkins writes:

Wow, in my opinion this goes too far.

stephen writes:

Hey ms watts, do you still have a cb in your car?