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Distracted driving patrols increase March 28-April 14


WALLA WALLA County—More than 150 agencies in Walla Walla County and around the state will step up distracted driving patrols March 28-April 14.

It is illegal for drivers to hold cell phones, access information or watch videos while they are driving, stopped in traffic or at a stop light. Violators will be charged $136 for a first offense and $234 for the second.

Washington Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero Manager Nancy McClenny-Walters says the E-DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Electronics) law isn’t complicated.

“The law is easy to follow. If you’re on the road, you need...

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