Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will sign a new law enacted by the WV Legislature making texting behind the wheel a primary offense starting in July. That means police officers can stop drivers and cite them just for that.

Under the new law, talking on a hand held cell phone will be a secondary offense beginning in July of this year, meaning drivers will have to be stopped for some other violation.

In July 2013, that becomes a primary offense as well.

Police say the use of the devices have contributed to a huge number of fatalities and accidents.

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