New Survey Shows Some Drivers Are Second Guessing Cell Phone Law
KENNEWICK, Wash-- Just four months ago a new law went into effect throughout Washington making driving while talking on your cell phone a secondary offense. Originally, it was meant to cut down on unsafe driving, but now people are getting ticketed. They're also getting frustrated!
It's a debate states across the country are talking about. Washington voted not to make it a primary offense. A new survey released by Pemco Insurance says prior to the law taking affect in July, many drivers wanted a harsher penalty for driving while talking. But now, that same survey says the number of those supporting the more severe penalties is dwindling. So what did drivers have to say today?
"I think they shouldn't have voted on it in the first place," says one driver. "If you vote, you have consequences."
"I think that's crazy, especially if you voted for it and you're getting a ticket," says another driver. "You deserve your ticket."
KNDU did speak to one driver who says he still drives and talks, but he didn't want to speak on camera. As for the survey, it says while support is down, drivers are adjusting their driving habits.