Thursday, January 14, 2010

During the next four days, we have a remarkable window of opportunity to make WA’s roads safer and save lives. On Monday, our state legislators will consider much-needed changes that would make driving while texting or talking on a handheld phone a primary offense—meaning that police will not have to wait for drivers to commit an additional violation before issuing a ticket.

The citizen group called the Driven to Distraction Task Force that strongly supports these changes. The evidence is overwhelming that driving while phoning and texting are as dangerous as drunk driving, and that current state law has been ineffective in getting drivers to put down their phones while they drive.

We need your help in spreading the word about the legislation to those on your organization’s email lists and networks. Please send the link below to friends and family.

It will take them to a site that explains the issues, and allows them to send an e-mail to all the key legislators. We’ve been told that a strong outpouring of email to legislators on this issue could put it over the top.

If you want to learn more about the legislation and why it’s needed, please visit

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