Virginia drivers should get used to hitting “send” on their phones before they get behind the wheel of their vehicle. Beginning July 1st, a new state law will crack down on texting while driving. Gov. Bob McDonnell approved the law Monday but recommended that the General Assembly reduce the proposed fines for violators.
Moped operators in Virginia would have to wear helmets and eye protection, carry a government-issued photo ID, and title, register and put a license plate on their scooters under a bill waiting to be signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
After passing the Senate last month, a bill that aimed to protect cyclists failed to pass the House Transportation Committee.
NPR’s news blog is reporting that Florida governor Rick Scott has appointed a task force to investigate the state’s gun laws, including the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law at the center of the Trayvon Martin case. It appears that the task force will meet on May 1st. Back in 2010, the Tampa Bay Times looked […]
The death of Trayvon Martin sparked controversy and discussion about Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” self-defense rule. We spoke with two local criminal defense attorneys to talk about the differences (and similarities) between the self-defense provisions afforded by both Florida and Virginia law.
The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has inspired both sympathy for his family and ignited outrage against what many people see as a failure of justice. Richmonders–from a local pastor, VCU student, and the mayor–weigh-in on this national issue.