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7-23-17: Angie Ward, Distracted Driver Law as of 7/23/17. http://wtsc.wa.gov/

Angie Ward is Program Manager for the WA Traffic Safety Commission. She provides some details on the new “Distracted Driver Law” that takes effect Sunday July 23. NO hand-held cell phone use! Hands-free is allowed, such as thru Bluetooth, or cell placed in a holder. BUT with that, only a single touch action is allowed: to start a function such as GPS or music before you drive. “Research shows that phone conversations reduce visual attention.” First ticket is $136. A second within 5 years is $234. Important to note, it’s on your record for insurance agencies to see. Best policy, don’t risk a ticket, but don’t risk your life and the lives of others on the road.
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