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How Cell Phone Distraction Leads to Washington Car Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 6, 2012

Life today can be incredibly fast-paced, with individuals rushing to and from jobs, appointments, meals, and meetings. As such, many choose to use cell phones to talk and text while driving in order to accomplish several tasks at once. In Washington, hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving are illegal. Unfortunately, many still choose to break these laws, often leading to serious and even fatal distracted driving accidents in Washington. In addition, even hands-free cell phone use creates plenty of distractions for drivers today.

There are three main types of distraction that a driver can fall victim to, all of which have their own dangers and can result from use of a cell phone while driving. These types of distractions are: Read the rest »

Washington Cell Phone Driving Laws Seek to Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 15, 2011

The majority of states in the U.S. have placed limits on the use of cell phones and other handheld devices by drivers, and Washington is no exception. Cell phone driving laws like Washington’s are designed to cut down on the number of accidents caused by distracted driving by limiting the amount of distraction a cell phone can cause.

According to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Washington is one of nine U.S. states that ban all drivers from using a handheld cell phone while driving. Drivers may, however, use a hands-free device to talk on their phones, as long as they are driving with a full-fledged Washington state driver’s license. Washington drivers who are still using a learner’s permit or an intermediate license, however, may not use a cell phone at all while driving. These novice drivers should find a place to park off the road before using a cell phone. Read the rest »

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