What are the laws in Virginia about driving with a cell phone? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

  The state government of Virginia finally took action to prevent needless distracted driving deaths recently. A new law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, which will mandate a $125 fine the first time anyone holds a cell phone while operating a vehicle on a highway in Virginia. Almost any road with a speed limit above 35 is considered a state or federal highway.