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Texting and Driving
8:13 am
Wed April 9, 2014

U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay: Washington Patrols Crack Down On Texting And Driving

Each fine for distracted driving, including texting and driving, is $124.
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You’ve probably heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” to promote seat belt safety.

Now, Washington state is joining in a new national campaign to target people who text and drive.

Special patrols will be out statewide, starting tomorrow and this campaign comes with its own snappy slogan as well. 

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Texting and Driving
6:43 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Increase Fines For Texting, Cell Phone Use

It could soon be a lot more expensive to be caught texting while driving in Oregon. State lawmakers voted Sunday to double the maximum fine for texting behind the wheel to $500.

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Mapping While Driving
3:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving?

Idaho has joined Oregon and Washington in outlawing texting while driving.
Photo credit: Kevin Mooney Northwest News Network

Beginning this summer, texting will be illegal for drivers across all three Northwest states. Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill Thursday that outlaws texting while driving on Idaho roads. But in the age of the smartphone, text messages aren’t the only distraction on the tiny screen. Jessica Robinson looked into what else falls under the ban.

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Idaho Texting Law
4:01 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Texting While Driving May Soon Be Banned In Idaho

Idaho may be close to banning texting while driving.
Wikimedia user: WhisperToMe Wikimedia Commons

Idaho lawmakers are one step closer to signing off on a bill that would ban texting while driving.

For years state lawmakers have tried to pass legislation that would make it illegal to text and drive. This year may be different because Tuesday the House agreed to a bill that would make texting while driving an infraction. Supporters say this would send a strong message to drivers, especially teenagers, that it's dangerous to text and drive.

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