RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill that would make it illegal to drive with a cell phone in your hand.
The new law would prohibit driving with your phone in your hand, but you’d still be able to talk on speaker with your phone somewhere else in the car.
The current law only prohibits texting or writing an email while driving.
The bill was passed in both the House and Senate. It would become law in January 2020 if the governor signs it.