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Can I get pulled over for texting while driving in the state of Washington?

A: Yes you can. Since 2008, texting and driving has been against the law in the state of Washington.  When the law was first enacted in 2008, texting was only considered a secondary offense. This means that a police officer could not give you a ticket for texting while driving unless you were pulled over for a primary offense, like speeding. Since March of 2010, texting while driving is now a primary offense. If a police officer observes you texting while driving, you can be pulled over and issued a fine of $124.

If the risk of getting pulled over is not incentive enough, you should not text and drive because it is very dangerous. Our Bellevue car accident lawyershave handled many cases involving injuries and fatalities associated with negligent drivers. 

If you have been involved in a Washington texting and driving crash, consider contacting a Bellevue car accident lawyer toll free at 1-800-318-0502. You can  order a copy of our free book,  The Biggest Mistakes Washington Drivers Make in an Auto Accident, online or over the phone.