(TV 3 Winchester) Hundreds of new laws are officially going into effect across Virginia Monday, July 1. In fact, the exact number is 742.
There are actually three new laws that will impact your commute to and from work. A big one: texting and driving.
Police will be on the look out for anyone with a cell phone in their hands now that texting while driving is considered a primary offense. That means an officer can stop you for just seeing you texting while driving.
Fines are also increasing. They'll be $125 for the first offense and $250 for the second, or more, offenses. More from TV3, here.