In the first 10 months since a West Virginia law banned driving while texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone, 125 offenders have been convicted of doing just that.
Published reports say the number of convictions was based on data from the Division of Motor Vehicles. The Legislature passed Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's distracted-driving bill last year.
Drivers caught texting while behind the wheel face fines of $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second violation and $300 for subsequent offenses.
Using a handheld cellphone to talk becomes a primary offense July 1.