by American Insurance News Release on Jul 24, 2017
Washington state has defined its Distracted Driving law that just took effect on July 23, 2017. These changes include:
No Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving
You CAN Use Your Device If You Are:
Electronics DUI (E-DUI) Ticket Cost
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.
Not Included in the Law
You can also get a $99 ticket for other types of distractions such as grooming, smoking, eating, or reading if the activity interferes with safe driving, and you are pulled over for another traffic offense.
Source: Washington Target Zero website
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