PAY ATTENTION - "No More Excuses"
Be Prepared Starting July 23
Beginning this Sunday, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while driving.
This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on your record, and be reported to your insurance provider.
No hand-held cell phone use while driving:
- Even when stopped in traffic or at a traffic light
- No typing messages or accessing information
- No watching videos or using cameras
You can use your device if you are:
- Hands-free (such as using Bluetooth) and can start use by a single touch or swipe of a finger without holding the phone
- Parked or out of the flow of traffic
- Starting your GPS or music before you drive
- Contacting emergency services
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. The first E-DUI is $136; the second E-DUI (within 5 years) increases to $234.
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