Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How is that new cell phone ban working so far?

Posted on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:12 PM

It's been 47 days since a new law went into effect in Washington making texting or talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device a primary offense. (Before the law went into effect, law enforcement officers could ding you for the offense if they'd already stopped you for something else. Now, they can pull you over just for that.)

But an infographic from freeinsurancequotes.org suggests that law enforcement isn't taking the text offense too seriously yet. At least not in the first 28 days.

The graphic indicates that police are way more likely to ticket you for talking than T9-ing. And there's a good chance that, at least so far, they'll let you off with a warning.

click to enlarge texting_while_driving_infographic.jpg

Anybody here run afoul of the new law yet?

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