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A Virginia Delegate to the General Assembly by the name of Rich Anderson is persistent about the hand’s free law, which bands the use of holding a cell phone while driving.

The the only problem is – in 2014, 2015 and 2016 that bill failed in the Virginia General Assembly.  So Delegate Anderson is putting forth that bill with some different language.

Anderson wants to bring back a slightly different version of his bill. This year, he said, he wants to go after “behaviors that are still technically legal, such as watching YouTube, posting on Facebook, playing video games, that sort of thing.”

 His ultimate goal is “a hands-free bill that required every operation to be accomplished by Bluetooth technology.”

D.C. was first in the area to ban handheld cellphones while driving, in 2004; Maryland banned their use in 2013.

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