texting and driving http://kplu.org en WSP, Police on the Lookout for Cell Phone-Using Drivers http://kplu.org/post/wsp-police-lookout-cell-phone-using-drivers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you are a distracted driver, then it’s time to put the phone down.</span></p><p>Over the next few weeks, Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement officers will be putting more resources into ticketing drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between now and Aug. 23, officers in unmarked cars will be solely focused on scanning the roads to see if drivers are talking on cell phones or texting.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:41:47 +0000 Jennifer Wing 9548 at http://kplu.org WSP, Police on the Lookout for Cell Phone-Using Drivers Are you reading this while walking? Study reveals risks http://kplu.org/post/are-you-reading-while-walking-study-reveals-risks <p></p><p>Walking is becoming more hazardous, with the spread of smart-phones. And it’s not just because drivers are distracted.</p><p>Pedestrians who are texting or reading messages are four times more likely to do something dangerous than other pedestrians, according to researchers who looked at 20 of Seattle’s busiest intersections.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:34:21 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7346 at http://kplu.org Are you reading this while walking? Study reveals risks Do you text while you drive? You're not alone. http://kplu.org/post/do-you-text-while-you-drive-youre-not-alone <p></p><p>Have you ever been tempted to respond to a text message while you’re behind the wheel?</p><p>Texting while driving is illegal in Washington state, but the practice is common enough that the state plans to launch a full scale campaign against it along the lines of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign that promotes seat belt use. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:35:20 +0000 Paula Wissel 7324 at http://kplu.org Do you text while you drive? You're not alone.