The Office of the Sheriff would like to bring a 2020 Law Update to the attention of all Franklin County residents and visitors regarding the use of cell phones while driving.
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!
Stay Safe Franklin County!!