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Law against texting while driving goes into effect

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-01 10:22:48-04

Texting and driving is illegal in Virginia.

That means police can pull you over if they see you texting while behind the wheel.

Before, they could only pull you over for another offense - like speeding - and give you a second ticket for texting.

The new law also means you'll pay $125 for a first offense, and $250 for any others.