The 2017 Washington Legislature has recently passed a bill that completely bans holding a cell phone, or any electronic device, while driving or being stopped in traffic. The bill will also double the fine for a 2nd and subsequent offenses within 5 years. This changes the current law which only bans talking, with the phone next to your head. Under this new bill, a police officer can pull a driver over if upon just seeing a phone in your hand while driving.
For more information, contact Lynnwood traffic lawyer Paul Hanson at (425) 778-7339.
This week the Washington State Patrol is looking for tailgaters. Drivers following too close to the vehicle in front of them are more likely to get an infraction ticket during this emphasis patrol. The standard ticket penalty is $136.00. But if the driver causes an accident for following too close, then then penalty will be $187.00. The WSP said it investigated over 9,500 collisions caused by following too close last year and hope with this emphasis patrol they can drastically bring that number down this year.
For more information on Following Too Close Infractions, or any other traffic infraction, call Lynnwood Traffic Ticket Lawyer Paul G. Hanson at (425) 778-7339 for a free first consultation.