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Posted on: November 21, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTING “PHONE DOWN, IT'S THE LAW”

Phone Down Law

80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver inattention within 3 seconds of the crash.

Texting while driving increases your crash risk by 2300% because it involves all THREE kinds of distraction - manual, visual and cognitive.

**Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving a moving motor vehicle on the highways in Virginia.

Get ready now! Stay Safe Franklin County!

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