New distracted driving law includes secondary ticket for eating or smoking while driving

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Washington's new Distracted Driving law takes effect on Sunday, July 23.

The offense is called e-DUI "Driving Under the Influence of Electronics"
  • First E-DUI – $136
  • Second E-DUI (within 5 years) – $234

Basically, it says that you can be ticketed for touching an electronic device while you are driving, even if you are stopped in traffic or at a red light.

Dangerously Distracted: You can also get a $99 ticket for other types of distractions such as grooming, smoking, eating, or reading if the activity interferes with safe driving, and you are pulled over for another traffic offense.

Details here

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