Washington State implements no texting while driving law

MSN Washington State texting law

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol plans to vigorously enforce the state’s new law against sending text messages while driving, once that law takes effect on January 1, 2008.

“Texting while driving was always a bad idea,” said WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “Things happen too fast on the highway to take your eyes off the road long enough to read or type a message.”

Because texting while driving is a secondary violation, troopers cannot stop drivers if they see it occurring. But it could mean drivers end up with two tickets instead of just one.


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