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More than nine percent of Wash. drivers were distracted in 2017

KREM.com - 2 hours ago
SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State Patrol leaders said they gave out thousands of tickets under the new distracted driving law. Overall, 6,475 drivers were cited in the first six months the law took...

New Anti-Distracted Driving Law, Technology, Apps & Insurance Discounts

AUTO Connected Car News (blog) - 2 hours ago
Today marks six months since Governor Inslee signed the state's new distracted driving law. Washington State Patrol (WSP) has ended the grace period for Washington drivers caught using electronic...

WSP troopers issued 6400 warnings for distracted driving, so far

Q13 FOX - 3 hours ago
SEATTLE — Washington State Patrol troopers gave out 6,400 warnings for distracted driving since the law took effect July 23, 2017. The grace period to get drivers used to the new one-touch law is...

Washington gun bills: What lawmakers will see in 2018

The Reflector - 3 hours ago
Federal law requires a licensed firearms seller to run a background check on those who want to purchase a gun using the national instant criminal background check system, or NICS database. In...

Police seek witnesses to Marysville hit-and-run

The Daily Herald - 4 hours ago
MARYSVILLE — The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses of a hit-and-run collision in Marysville on Friday, which left a man seriously injured. A Seattle man, 55, was struck by a white...

Victim of fatal bicycle vs. semi collision in Walla Walla identified

FOX 11 and FOX 41 (press release) (blog) - 6 hours ago
WALLA WALLA, WA – The victim of the fatal bicycle vs. semi collision in Walla Walla has been identified. 61-year-old Ramiro Trevino of Walla Walla was transported by medics to St. Mary Medical...

Leads go cold in Prosser body case. Officials to try sketch artist

Tri-City Herald - 6 hours ago
Investigators are down to drawings as they try to identify the body of a man found near Prosser last week. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is asking a Washington State Patrol sketch artist to...

Troopers briefly close I-5 south to catch suspects in Vancouver car chase

KATU - 7 hours ago
Law enforcement shut down Interstate 5 southbound on Monday night to catch three suspects during a police chase in the Vancouver area, Washington State Patrol said. The incident started as a traffic...

State Patrol: Using cell phone while driving will now cost you $136 ...

KOMO News - 8 hours ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The warning period for the state's new distracted driving law ends Tuesday, and motorists caught texting and driving will now receive a $136 ticket, officials said.The new law,...

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