Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Shares Messages about Texting while Driving and Personal Safety

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shares a message about a change in law regarding the use of phones while operating a motor vehicle. Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communication devices (Code of VA 46.2-1078.1). Additionally, School Resource Officer Deputy Wooldridge recently spoke to students at Rocky Mount Elementary School about personal safety.

Phone Down. It’s the Law.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to bring a 2020 Law Update to the attention of all Franklin County residents and visitors regarding the use of cell phones while driving.

Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communication devices (Code of VA 46.2-1078.1).

Between now and January 1st, 2021, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be posting the “Phone Down. It’s The Law.” image below with stats and tips for a successful transition that adheres to this new law!

Stay Safe, everyone!

Phone Down. It’s The Law.

Phone Down. It’s The Law.

 

School Resource Officer Discusses Personal Safety Rules with Students

Recently, School Resource Officer Deputy Wooldridge was invited to speak with many of the students who participate in the Boys and Girls Club sponsored by the Rocky Mount Elementary School. He challenged the students to make a promise to keep the four rules of personal safety. Each student received an “I Promise” wristband for their commitment to the four rules during the upcoming seasonal celebration of Halloween.

A special thanks to Sherie Altice for the invitation and opportunity to share with the parents and special group of students who benefit from this great program!

School Resource Officer Deputy Wooldridge discusses personal safety rules with Rocky Mount Elementary students.

School Resource Officer Deputy Wooldridge discusses personal safety rules with Rocky Mount Elementary students.

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