The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 29, 2013

Tomblin to help kick off cell phone campaign

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will join community organizations, law enforcement, highway safety experts, and local and state leaders to kick off a statewide educational campaign related to the new safe driving law regarding the use of cell phones at 2 p.m. Monday at Tamarack.

Effective July 1, using a hand-held cell phone while driving, without a hands-free device, will be elevated from a secondary to a primary offense in West Virginia — enabling law enforcement to pull drivers over and ticket drivers. Last year, Tomblin worked with legislators to make texting while driving a primary offense.

The public is invited to attend.

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