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.