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Posted on: November 5, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE URGES DRIVERS TO “PUT DOWN THAT PHONE”

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In an effort to lower the rising rates of accidents and fatalities in our state and nation, the Office of the Sheriff is urging drivers to please not drive and operate their phone.

Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communication devices (Code of VA 46.2-1078.1).

Between now and January 1st, 2021, the Office of the Sheriff will be posting this "Phone Down, It's The Law" image with stats and tips for a successful transition that adheres to this new law!

Check out the video below.

Put Down The Phone

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