Remember that first time with a newborn? You would do anything to keep them safe. Things haven’t changed. So when that phone rings while you’re driving…you know what not to do.
It is against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on your record and be reported to your insurance provider.
A Driving Under the Influence of Electronics ticket, an E-DUI is the type of ticket drivers will receive if pulled over for using a hand-held electronic device while driving. The cost for receiving an E-DUI increases with each infraction. All violations will be available to your insurance company.
“Dangerously distracted” means a person who engages in any activity not related to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of such motor vehicle on any highway. If the driver does commit a traffic offense because the driver is dangerously distracted, then they are subject to an additional $99 fine.
Pass your phone to the passenger.
Put it in the glove box.
Turn it off before you drive.