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What is allowed and not allowed with the new law?

 Allowed

  The use of wireless phone apps such as GPS or music apps with phone mounted or through a Bluetooth system

  Phone calls while driving with the exception of school zones, bus drivers and new drivers using a hands-free device

  Text messaging while legally parked or while using hands-free device

 Not Allowed

  Holding of a mobile electronic device in the person’s hand

  Reading, sending or replying to a text message while the vehicle is moving

  The use of wireless communication devices by bus drivers or new drivers

  Phone calls or text while in school zones

 

The Risks

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  • $260 Standard Traffic Fine for 1st Offense with a maximum fine of $1,000
  • $435 Fine and a maximum fine of $2,500 for 2nd Offense or 1st Offense that resulted in a crash
  • 3rd Violation within 10 years could be a misdemeanor with six months of jail time and a fine of up to $2,500
  • Insurance companies will be notified

How We Can Help

We have products that allow you to use your voice, a single swipe or even a hand gesture to legally access your most important applications and information safely.

Ask a Car Toys expert how we can help you find a solution to drive more safely and legally stay in touch.


   

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Combining a Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit with a universal cell phone mount can be an excellent option if you are looking to avoid an expensive ticket under Washington’s new distracted driving law.

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Phone Mount

The universal cell phone mount will give you the ability to activate a function of your device and use whatever features are allowed by law, which if you are in Washington State is very limited. This is a good option for people who would like to follow the phone's built-in GPS or activate other essential device features.

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Combining a Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit with a universal cell phone mount can be an excellent option if you are looking to avoid an expensive ticket under Washington’s new distracted driving law.

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Bluetooth Hands-free

A Bluetooth hands-free car kit is an excellent choice for connecting your wireless device to your factory stereo. This will allow you to make and receive phone calls, and in many cases streaming audio for music. Be careful though; some of these Bluetooth units may require that you control these features through your phone.

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Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Receivers

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Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Receivers

Depending on your particular needs Apple CarPlay or Android Auto aftermarket receivers might be the best option for you. If you are looking to add a mix of great features and safety, you should consider one of these units. CarPlay-enabled receivers, through Siri, allow you to control many of the features of your Apple iPhone such as music, maps, messaging, and phone calls. Similarly, Android Auto has a very robust voice-command feature powered by Google. Just say “OK Google” or press and hold the voice command button on your steering wheel, or touch-screen interface to activate voice commands. Just like CarPlay-enabled receivers you can make and receive phone calls, access your messages, get turn-by-turn directions, and much more!