What a lot of Washington state residents may not realize is just how much is now going to be against the law while driving a vehicle. Drivers can now get tickets for smoking, eating, putting on makeup, and for even holding a cell phone behind the wheel. KIRO 7 News noted that the reason for the increased level of punishments for distracted drivers comes from an accident in A distracted driver hit and killed someone who was working as a flagger at a construction site.
New distracted driving law in Washington makes it illegal to hold phone while driving
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OR take an anger administration classification. OR supply up driving and use public transportation or get someone to force you places. I also hate inhaling someone's' smoke from their vehicle and that i save my residing house windows rolled up with someone is smoking close by. Yes, it is perfectly legal to smoke while driving in NJ.
Although both texting and holding a cellphone to your ear while driving are already banned in Washington, the new regulations will outlaw composing or reading any message, taking pictures, and ultimately holding a phone for any reason other than calling —even when sitting at a stoplight. While this new law in Washington may seem bizarre based on the fact that it makes things such as eating and smoking while driving illegal, it is not the first time a law has been introduced to fine Americans for being distracted. In May , a Democratic assemblywoman from New Jersey introduced a bill to sentence individuals to up to 15 days in jail for the heinous crime of texting and walking. It takes away the accountability that makes officers look for a legitimate infraction before pulling a car over, and it gives officers the ability to make their quotas by simply alleging that a driver was looking at an electronic device, even when their vehicle is not moving. As a result, the drivers pay a high price, and both the police state and the insurance companies who lobbied for the new law make a profit.
Last week, I reported seeing a woman driving with a dog in her lap. Even more astounding, that same woman had her left hand hanging out the window holding a cigarette! Talk about distracted. In BC, smoking is only prohibited in a car if there is a passenger under the age of 16 in the vehicle. This is a health-related—not a safety—law.