New Washington State Law Bans Electronics While Driving

 Tuesday, July 18, 2017


The new distracted driving law goes into effect on Sunday, July 23. It means drivers will no longer be able to use a cell phone or any electronic device while driving, even when stopped at a traffic light. Deaths from distracted driving went up by 32% from 2014 to 2015. “Put the cell phones down, preserve life,” Gov. Jay Inslee said on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia. Tina Meyer, whose son Cody was killed in May 2015 by a driver on a cell phone, has made this “On the Road, Off the Phone” campaign her mission. “The world will never know the joy that Cody brought others because he’s not here anymore, because of a cell phone,” said Meyer.
LiabilityLegislation & Regulation

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 Friday, December 17, 2010

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 Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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