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Topic - George Barker
Virginia's State Crime Commission is considering a proposal that would strengthen the state's texting-while-driving laws to be in line with those across the country, a move applauded by lawmakers who have backed similar legislation but seen by some as a gesture that is too little too late.
On Tuesday, Virginia Republicans have the opportunity to regain unfettered control in Richmond for the first time in a decade — and only the second time since the Civil War.
Candidates in three of the most competitive and closely-watched 2011 state Senate races in Northern Virginia squared off Sunday, distinguishing themselves on such key issues as taxes, abortion and the potential consequences of Republicans taking full control of state government after Novembers elections.
"Everybody has their own personal experience," he said. "They see it as exceedingly dangerous."
"Right now, a cop can see you texting while driving and unless you're breaking some other law, they can't pull you over," he said. "From my perspective that's problematic. From my perspective it's taken too long to get here."