Drivers in West Virginia are forbidden by law to use handheld cell phones while driving. Distracted driving laws are set by the individual states, and most states have bans on texting or other cell phone use while driving.
Recent studies suggest that distracted driving may be a dangerous problem in West Virginia and across the nation. Noting this trend, the Federal Communication Commission released a number of statistics concerning crashes involving distracted drivers. It also noted a number of different ways that drivers might attempt to reduce such accidents.