Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fine For Using Handheld Phone While Driving Could Double

The punishment for using a handheld phone while driving in Washington State could get tougher under a proposal introduced last week by a member of the Transportation Committee.

Tracey Eide, D-Des Moines, suggested doubling fines for repeat offenders. The current penalty is $124 for first and all offenses. If caught using a handheld phone, it would also go on your driver's record.

The News Tribune has more on this proposal.

1 comment:

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With that law, risk of accidents will minimized since drivers will be more focusing on the road and the steering wheel. But of course its up to the driver if he regards his safety first in driving.

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