Leesburg, VA – This morning, Governor McAuliffe formally signed House Bill 1763 into law in a ceremony held at Riverside High School. Once enacted, the legislation authorizes DMV to create a license plate campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving through a design contest to be held in high schools all across Virginia.
“We have seen the tragic consequences that can result from distracted driving right here in our community,” said Delegate Tag Greason (R-Loudoun). “While this legislation is only one step towards making our roads safer, I believe it represents a critical opportunity to reinforce the danger posed by using handheld electronic devices while driving.”
Greason added, “I will continue to work alongside my colleagues in the House and Senate, to develop policies that increase penalties for distracted driving and give law enforcement more tools to help enforce our existing laws. We must continue to look for innovative ways to engage and educate new drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
“I want to recognize individuals like Chad Musa, Jack Lind, and the rest of the student leadership in Loudoun County and around the Commonwealth who have responded to a tragedy with a determination to act,” said Greason. “These students recognized the important role they could play in shaping state policy, and I look forward to working with them and their peers in the years ahead to make our roads safer.”