Bellevue police will begin ticketing drivers who they see using hand held cell phones while driving beginning June 10. Drivers they catch using a hand held devices will be fined $124 reports The Bellevue Reporter.
The State Legislature revised Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.667 which states that a person who drives while holding a wireless communication device to his or her ear is guilty of a traffic offense. When the law was enacted in July of 2008, officers could only ticket cell phone users if they had committed a different traffic offense.
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