Handheld personal communications devices; texting while driving, reckless driving. (HB1883)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Texting while driving; injury to another or damage to property. Provides that any person who, while "texting" and driving, causes an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged is guilty of reckless driving. The bill also provides that a violation of this provision shall not preclude prosecution under any other applicable provision of the criminal law. Amends § 46.2-1078.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/01/2013: Merged into HB1907


  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101527D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/21/2013 Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1907-Anderson)
  • 02/01/2013 Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1907-Anderson)