Two Western Washington newspaper editorial boards, The Tacoma News Tribune and The Seattle Times, wrote editorials in support of legislation which Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, introduced to make hand-held cell phone use while driving a primary offense.
As the pile of research continues to grow equating cell phone usage while driving and drunken driving, state legislators believe now is the time to change Washington’s current cell phone law which allows police to ticket drivers only when they are stopping them for another infraction like speeding or running a red light.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. If you believe your accident was caused by someone’s negligent use of a cell phone, read, “What if my accident was caused by someone using a cell phone?”