Talking and Texting while driving. It's been against the law for two years, yet drivers still do it every day in Yakima and many other cities in the state. Yakima Police say everyone knows or should know by now that using a cell phone behind the wheel is against the law. The rules are clear. Drivers can't talk or text and only hands-free devices are allowed. Captain Rod Light says Yakima officers handed out more than 600 citations last year for those who like to gab behind the wheel.