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New Traffic Law Could Cost You a $136 Ticket

Washington state has to have some of the stiffest traffic laws in the United States. Now the Washington State Patrol, and many motorists, are fed up with a certain pet peeve of driving that could get you a $136 ticket.

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New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers
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New Washington State Law Effective Mid-July Bans Holding Phones, Other Electronic Devices

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill yesterday that makes even holding a phone - or any other electronic device, for that matter - against the law effective mid-July.

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Traffic was at a complete standstill between Benton City and Richland this week.
Traffic was at a complete standstill between Benton City and Richland this week.
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Road Construction Season Is Here

Before you get upset that someone was taking a picture from behind the wheel, look at the speedometer. Flat zero. Which is the reason for this weekend heads-up.

As we look to another great spring weekend of fishing and outdoor activities, make sure you keep in mind that our rough winter has prompted the WSDOT crews to get working on repairing our roads for the summer travel season.

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Driving and Talking in Speaker Phone is NOT Illegal, According to WSP

We're trying to make smarter drivers out of everyone across the nation, especially right here in our backyard of Washington state. I know it's illegal to talk on your phone while driving (with your phone pressed up against your ear) and it's illegal to text and drive, but I see more and more people driving with one hand on the steering wheel and talking to their phone while it's on speaker phone. This can't be legal, can it? Turns out it is, but only under certain circumstances.

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Ice On Kelly West's Truck
Ice On Kelly West's Truck
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Dec. 21 Is The First Day Of Winter — I Thought It Was Last Week!

Today (Dec. 21) is the Winter Solstice, marking the first day of winter. It is still pretty cold today, but at least it isn't snowing. That was last week. That is when the first day of winter should have been -- on our first snow day.

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New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers
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Woman Drives With Her Foot Because She Needs Her Hands For Texting

Apparently this woman didn't sign Oprah's "I Will Not Text And Drive" pledge.

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Where Are The DUI Checkpoints Between Yakima Valley & Tri-Cities? [VIDEO]

I am a firm believer that you should not drink and drive. If you drink a lot and you drive, you should get busted. You could kill someone or die yourself. Police randomly put up checkpoints around our area so they can catch drunken drivers.

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The Weather Sucks, Slow Down! [VIDEO]

I am not sure if driving test's are getting easier or people just rush through it so they can pass but, some people can't drive in winter conditions. Here is a step by step on what to do to be a better driver.

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The Greatest Father In the World: Kelly West’s Dad

Sunday is Father's Day and I would have to say that I have/had the best dad in the world. 

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Champion Drifter Leona Chin Punks Driving Instructors – Awesome Video!

Leona Chin is a champion racer. She can drift better than those that are in 'The Fast & Furious!' She decided to play a trick or two on some driving instructors and acted like a school girl learning to drive.

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What Is the Craziest Thing You Have Seen On the Side of the Road? [POLL]

I have done some serious traveling in my life. Road trips, camping trips -- and every single time I am on the road I see something strange.

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Here’s a Simple Tip to Make Your Vehicle Safer to Drive at Night [VIDEO]

A "household remedy" that can save you some serious money and make your car much safer to drive during winter's longer night times and bad weather conditions.

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