New Distracted Driving Law Stats In

The numbers are in from the first week of the State Patrol’s enforcement of Washington’s new distracted driving law.

During the week of July 23 troppers pulled over just under 340 drivers issuing 27 citations along with 4 written warnings and gave over 300 verbal warnings.

According to the patrol it is running a six-month “grace period” where troopers are looking to educate drivers on the new law but tickets will be issued if a driver is seen distracted combined with other dangerous driving behaviors.