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Washington state to ban texting while driving

Washington became the latest state to enact a law banning texting or cell phone use without a headset while driving. On March 26 Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a bill that makes it a primary offense to be caught holding a cell phone to your ear while driving, or to be reading, writing or sending text messages. The new law strengthens the state's current law that makes texting or cell phone use a secondary offense if ...

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