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Even with the newly updated distracted driving law that went into effect earlier this year in Washington State, it is technically legal to ride your bicycle and talk on your phone at the same time. Is this a good idea? Not at all.
Most people think about distracted driving and immediately think that texting is the only way to be distracted while driving. That could not be further from the truth.
Many studies currently show that driving with children in the car can lead to motor vehicle accidents. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, child passengers in motor vehicles have the potential to create four times as many distractions for drivers as adult passengers do.
"I was just checking the time" and other excuses that do not get you out of a distracted driving ticket
You can be pulled over if a police officer thinks you're using your phone while driving. Here are the laws themselves so you can take a look. Ask yourself, have you ever done those things the laws name? Know anyone else who has?
If you're caught using your technological device for more than one finger pressing start on a navigation app, you'll be fined and your insurance will hear about it. This means higher rates just like you'd be hit with for any other moving violation.
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