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New Traffic Law Could Cost You a $136 Ticket

Washington state has to have some of the stiffest traffic laws in the United States. Now the Washington State Patrol, and many motorists, are fed up with a certain pet peeve of driving that could get you a $136 ticket.

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No More Holding of Phones Under New Law in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that bans holding hand-held devices while driving.

The measure, signed by Inslee in Tacoma Tuesday, prohibits holding an electronic device — including phones, tablets and other electronic devices — while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change...

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Distracted Driving Bill Clears Washington House

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House has approved a measure that would ban holding handheld devices while driving.

The measure passed the Democratic-controlled chamber on a 63-35 vote Wednesday...

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Lisa F. Young
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Driving and Talking in Speaker Phone is NOT Illegal, According to WSP

We're trying to make smarter drivers out of everyone across the nation, especially right here in our backyard of Washington state. I know it's illegal to talk on your phone while driving (with your phone pressed up against your ear) and it's illegal to text and drive, but I see more and more people driving with one hand on the steering wheel and talking to their phone while it's on speaker phone. This can't be legal, can it? Turns out it is, but only under certain circumstances.

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Selfie Crash

ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Texting and driving? Not safe. Driving while taking a selfie? Even more not safe. Police in Maine say a man crashed his car while taking a selfie with his passengers...

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Here’s a Simple Tip to Make Your Vehicle Safer to Drive at Night [VIDEO]

A "household remedy" that can save you some serious money and make your car much safer to drive during winter's longer night times and bad weather conditions.

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Tips For Driving In Fog

It has been an extremely foggy morning, at least in the upper valley today.  As you make your way out into the world, keep in mind these helpful tips for safer driving during these conditions.

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Over 600 Tickets for Cell Phone and Texting Use issued

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...

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What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers?

Lots of Americans eat well and exercise to ward off diseases like hypertension and cancer — but how’s your driving? Car crashes are among the leading causes of death in the US, and where you live could affect how much danger you’re in.

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A DUI Will Now Get Your Car Impounded

A new law you may not be aware of is if you are drunk driving and get arrested, your car goes straight to impound.

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