Distracted Driving Course Offered Tuesday

A course on distracted driving is happening tomorrow...offered mostly to county government employees, but anyone can be part of it. Tuesday from 1:30 to 4pm at the Old County Courthouse parking lot near Kanawha Blvd, the Kanawha County Sheriff's office will show the dangers of texting and driving, using golf carts. You'll try to navigate a course while texting. Now and throughout the month of July, deputies will be increasing patrols looking for distracted drivers. A new law takes in effect in WV on July 9, 2013. The law makes it illegal for people to text and drive. It also makes it illegal to talk on the phone while driving unless one uses a hands free device, like a headset or speakerphone.