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No Talking. No Texting.

Beginning June 9, using your cellphone for any reason while driving will be illegal in the City of Richmond and considered a primary offense. That means no talking, no texting, no nothing. Emergency calls are exempt from this new law and you can still use your phone while at a red light or stopped. If you are caught using your phone while driving, it means a $125 ticket for your first offense and $250 for any further offenses. Any police department in the area can enforce this law, including the Richmond Police Department, VCU Police, state police, and Capitol Police.