“Cell phone use behind wheel would go on drivers record, under legislative proposal”
“State officials are not only looking to update the states distracted driving laws to apply to smartphones, they also want to make sure using a phone while driving goes on a persons driving record.
A proposal being considered by the Legislature would make it illegal to send emails, use phone apps or browse the Internet while driving. Right now, only sending text messages or holding a phone to ones ear while operating a vehicle are explicitly banned under state law.
But Senate Bill 5656 would expand the states cellphone laws further: Tickets for using a phone while driving would go on a persons record, and the traffic infractions would become visible to insurance companies and employers,” by Melissa Santos, Tacoma’s News Tribune.
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