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Archive for January 2017

Seattle Police Get Body Cameras

Seattle police officers will soon be wearing body cameras to record all interactions with those they contact while on duty. A dozen officers in the Department’s bicycle squad were the first ones, beginning in late December 2016. Eventually all 850 officers will be wearing them by the end of 2017. When the body camera is…

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Left Lane Drivers to Face Higher Fines in Washington State

Drivers who stay in the left lane instead of just using it for passing may soon face a stiffer penalty. Washington State law makers are considering a new bill in this 2017 legislation would raise the ticket fine from $136 to $181.  State law allows drivers to drive in the left lane only if they…

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Proposed Stricter "Distracted Driving" Laws in 2017

A proposed law is being considered in Washington State that would increase distracted driving ticket penalties. Currently the fine for cell phone use while driving is $124, and it is not reported to your insurance company. The “Text Messaging Law” (RCW 46.61.668) prohibits sending, reading, or writing a text message while driving. The “Cell Phone Law” (RCW 46.61.667) prohibits hand-held wireless…

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