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Distracted Driving Could Cost West Virginia Drivers a $100 Fine Starting Monday

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Starting Monday, drivers in west Virginia can be pulled for talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device. Violators face a $100 fine for a first offense.

Using hands-on cell phones has been against the law since July 1, 2012, but until Monday, drivers could not be pulled over solely for that violation.

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has made targeting distracted driving a priority for his administration.