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Hands-free law underway in West Virginia

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If you are driving and talking on the phone Monday, July 1 in West Virginia, make sure you are using a hands-free device.

A new law went into effect Monday stating you can't text or talk on the cell phone without a hands-free device.

According to the bill, you can dial to make calls and answer them, but you have to go hands-free afterward.

You can use devices like Bluetooth or even speaker phone to go hands-free.

The fine for being caught texting or calling without a hands-free device is $100, the second offense is $200, and the 3rd offense is $300, according to the bill.

You are allowed to use GPS.