State Drivers Now Face New “E-DUI” Law No Talking Or Texting Behind The Wheel
Washington State's new cell phone law is now official. Enforcement started Sunday in the state. Better known as the "E-DUI" law it bans drivers from holding a phone or any other electronic device while driving and while in traffic or at a traffic light. Yakima Police Lt. Shawn Boyle says however it's not the intention of the Yakima Police Department to immediately start ticketing people if they see them use phones while driving. "There's a lot of components of the law that we'll be educating drivers about. But be aware that if your driving is causing a safety hazard you may still be cited for a portion of the new law."
Washington State Patrol troopers also say they'll use the next two to three months educating and talking to drivers about the use of cell phones.