Washington Gov. Gregoire signs ‘primary offense’ cell phone legislation

Washington Governor, Chris Gregoire, signed Senate Bill 6345 into law today. The law states that talking on a hand held cell phone while driving or reading, writing and sending text messages while driving is a primary offense.

The new cell phone law takes effect on June 10 and it allows police officers to issue $124 tickets to drivers if they see them talking on a hand held cell phone or text messaging.

Until June, the Washington patrol will work to educate drivers about the new law.

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