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Senate backs crackdown on texting while driving

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:15 pm | Updated: 3:39 pm, Sat Apr 19, 2014.

Legislation that would make texting while driving a primary offense and dramatically increase the fines for violators cleared the Senate today and now heads to Gov. Bob McDonnell for consideration.

"The  governor will review this legislation when we receive it," said McDonnell spokesman J. Tucker Martin. "However, he does continue to have concerns about beginning to list more specific activities that are prohibited while driving."

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