New Transportation Laws Take Effect Today

Lynchburg, VA - Some changes take effect today for Virginia drivers.

Today is the first day that you will see changes to gasoline and diesel taxes, new annual fees on hybrid and electric cars, and the boosting of retail sales taxes.

This all comes from the sweeping transportation bill that was passed in May and signed into law by Governor McDonnell.

A stiff new ban on texting while driving also takes effect. It's now a primary offense.