Stories tagged: distracted driving
Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
Central Idaho authorities in Blaine County say a county ordinance approved in 2016 making it illegal to use a hand-held device while driving will be enforced starting this summer.
Sun., April 8, 2018
The inbox still gets clogged, but not quite as fast with the Legislature gone.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Requiring only hands-free cellphone use while driving in Idaho was a step too far for the Idaho Senate, which killed the bill citing government overreach Wednesday on a 22-13 vote.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
When Washington’s E-DUI law went into effect in June, police officers, deputies, and state troopers hoped drivers would think twice before reaching for their phones.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
BOISE - Idaho lawmakers eager to curb rising numbers of fatal and serious injury car accidents are pursuing a ban on driving while talking on hand-held cell phones.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Washington State Patrol has issued thousands of warnings to motorists for cellphone use, distracted driving. Tickets with fines start in January.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Oregon drivers soon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
With Labor Day weekend a busy time for travel during the year, the Washington State Patrol will be ramping up emphasis patrols and directing resources to put troopers in local …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Smartphone data helps track the places in Spokane where distracted driving is most prevalent.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Eating and drinking while driving won’t automatically get you a ticket.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
Thu., May 25, 2017
The law will take effect sooner than intended after Inslee vetoed a section that would have the measure take effect in 2019; instead, the new law will be in place …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
New Washington laws increase penalty for drivers using a smartphone or driving under the influence.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Holding a phone while driving in Washington state could become illegal in 2019 if Gov. Jay Inslee signs a distracted driving measure passed by the Legislature.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Legislature passes final version of bill that tells drivers to put down their smartphones.
Sun., April 16, 2017
It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
New state law expected to ban most use of smart phones by drivers.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Family of Colfax man lobbies to strengthen Washington laws against using cellphones while driving.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Common sense says a driver shouldn’t be holding a phone. So if you’re wondering why people aren’t being pulled over as they poke at them, it’s because the Legislature has …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Lawmakers heard emotional testimony this week from people who lost friends and family members in car accidents caused by drivers distracted by their phones. They are among many who want …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Some state lawmakers are pushing to toughen Washington’s decade-old distracted-driving laws.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
AT&T on Tuesday brought its distracted driving simulator to University High School to show how dangerous it can be to use smart phone behind the wheel.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Washington state’s written driving test is finally catching up with the times. Starting today, the test will expand from 25 to 40 questions and cover subjects such as distracted-driving laws …