A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
Senate Bill 5289 passed on a 36-13 vote and heads to the House.
Republican Sen. Ann Rivers, the sponsor of the bill, called it a good public safety measure that repeals the current statute "and replaces it with a much more simple and easier to enforce piece of law."
Currently people are guilty of an infraction if they hold a phone to their ear while driving, or are caught text messaging.
Under the new measure, drivers would not be allowed to hold a cellphone, tablet or other electronic device in their hands...