Few citations were issued during the first day of Washington’s hands-free cell phone law yesterday. Authorities said though that they weren’t exactly focusing on the violation.
The law states that drivers cannot have cell phones up to their ears, but they can use hands-free devices or talk on speakerphone. A cell-related ticket will be issued only if the driver first commits another violation, such as speeding or failure to yield. The ticket is $124. Drivers calling 911 and on-duty emergency workers are exempt from the law.