YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol released some statistics this week that indicate troopers are being lenient when it comes to handing out tickets for driving with a phone at your ear.
During its first two weeks in existence, troopers pulled over 295 people for violating the "hands free" cell phone law, which is a secondary offense. They issued tickets to only 113 of those drivers.
Troopers handed out the most tickets in State Patrol's District 3, which is made up of Yakima, Benton, and Walla Walla counties. 24 out of 41 drivers were ticketed.