New Distracted Driving Law – On the Road, Off the Phone – Its the Law.

As many of you know, the new Distracted Driving Law will be going into place July 23, 2017.  The Washington Traffic Safety Commission just updated their website, wadrivetozero.com, with information about the new law.

Beginning July 23, 2017, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. 

A Driving Under the Influence of Electronics ticket, an E-DUI, is the type of ticket drivers will receive if pulled over for using a hand-held electronic device while driving. The cost for receiving an E-DUI increases with each infraction. All violations will be available to your insurance company.

First E-DUI – $136

Second E-DUI (within 5 years) – $235

 

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