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.
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 w…
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. It now heads back to the Republican-controlled Senate for concurrence on some changes ma…
It's legal
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 …
Driver Crashes While Taking Selfies
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. Authorities say several people were hurt when 29-year-old Jordan Toner lost control of the vehicle he was …
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.
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. Yakima Police say everyone knows or should know by now that using a cell phone behind the wheel is against the law...

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