Distracted Driving ‘Grace’ Period Ends in WA, Here Come the Tickets
Washington state's new 'Driving Under the Influence of Electronics' law now begins spitting out tickets.
As of January 1st, the 'grace' period for the Distracted Driving law ended, and now if an officer sees you even holding a cellphone or any other digital device, you will be hit with a $136 dollar fine.
Now, they won't go on your driving record, they're not considered a moving violation. But it still can affect your insurance rates depending upon your carrier. This applies to any digital device, from cellphone to tablet etc.
According to MyNorthwest.com, if you get dinged a second time the penalty climbs to $234.