(b) No motor carrier may allow or require its drivers to engage in texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle.
(c) For the purposes of this section only, and unless a more
restrictive prohibition is prescribed in this code, driving means
operating a commercial motor vehicle with the motor running,
including while temporarily stationed because of traffic, a traffic
control device or other momentary delays. Driving does not include
operating a commercial motor vehicle with or without the motor
running when the driver moved the vehicle to the side of or off a
highway, as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, and halted in a location where
the vehicle can safely remain stationary.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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