Washington’s New Cell Phone Law
Washington’s new cell phone law makes it illegal to use a hand-held phone.
Yesterday, #1 son was hit on his bicycle in Moscow by a driver who was talking on his cell phone (#1 son is fine; but the bike needed to go into the shop).
Personally, I think this is great news. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a near-accident because of people talking-and-driving.
Unfortunately, the new law does nothing to stop people from talking-and-driving.
It will, though, make it harder for you to determine whether someone’s poor driving is due to talking on a cell phone or some other behavior that fouls judgment, attention and reaction time.