Improper driving; use of handheld communication device while driving vehicle. (HB506)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Improper driving; handheld communication device. Provides that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway (i) in a negligent manner but does not endanger the life, limb, or property of another or (ii) while using a handheld personal communications device where such use substantially diverts the driver's attention from the operation of the vehicle is guilty of improper driving. Current law authorizes a court to find a person charged with reckless driving not guilty of reckless driving but guilty of improper driving, which under current law is punishable as a traffic infraction with a fine of not more than $500. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103078D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB506)
01/30/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice