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WSP releases video on talking while driving

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There have been many studies that support the argument that talking on the phone takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, and your mind off driving.

On June 10, 2010 driving while texting or holding a cell phone to your ear became a primary offense. 

The Washington state patrol has produced a "hang up and drive" video that  discusses the dangers of texting or talking while driving. 

"There have been studies that show a person driving down the road talking on a cell phone to be equivalent to someone diving under the influence at a level of .08," says Sergeant Freddy Williams. 

The sergeant in the video later said that texting and driving is comparable to a blood alcohol level of point one-six.  Twice the legal limit.