Distracted Drivers Beware

The WSP grace period has ended for distracted drivers. Under the “Driving Under the Influence of Electronics” law, also known as E-DUI, drivers may not hold cell phones or watch videos while they are driving, stopped in traffic, or at a stop light. That includes tablets, laptops, games, or any hand-held electronic devices. The law restricts hands-free to a single touch.

The first offense will cost drivers $136. A second ticket will cost $234. A driver’s insurance company will also be notified of a cell phone ticket.

During a three hour emphasis patrol in Lake Forest Park on Thursday, over 60 drivers received a ticket for this "E-DUI" infraction, and others.

Call Lynnwood Lawyer Paul Hanson at 425-778-7339 for more information on this or other traffic tickets, DUIs, and criminal charges.

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