Jul 6, 2023
Our conversation for Traffic Safety Thursday was live in the studio with Lt. Warren Gosnell from Frederick County Sheriff's Office. He gave an update on a few new/updated traffic laws that took effect on July 1, 2023.
Lt. Gosnell explained the changes to the "Move Over Law" and why you must now stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. We also discussed where you can and can't install a dash cam regarding the "obstructed view" code/dangling objects law. He explained the consequences of damaging or removing traffic signs, construction barriers, etc. He told us that citations received for violating the hands-free law will now be pre-payable, plus we talked about the changes that will come in July 2024 to the legal use of "Farm Use" tags, plus
Finally, he reminded listeners that his job is to enforce the laws - he doesn't make them. He encouraged people to think about what laws they'd like to see changed, removed, or created and to reach out to their delegates and senators to express their views. You can find your district and elected officials for Virginia here: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/