The DUI-E Washington law prohibits texting and driving.

DUI-E Washington

The DUI-E Washington law became effective in July 2017. DUI-E stands for Driving Under the Influence of Electronics. The purpose of the law is to reduce or eliminate the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, which it considers equally as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI). Repeated violations of the Washington DUI-E law may lead to license suspension, requiring Washington SR22 insurance.

Many states are enacting distracted driving laws. In July 2017 Washington state enacted a distracted driving law called DUI-E Washington. DUI-E means driving under the influence of electronics. This legislation responds to the documented dangers of using cell phones or other electronic devices while operating a vehicle.

Distracted Driving and SR22 Insurance

Distracted Driving and SR22 Insurance

Many states are considering and enacting distracted driving laws. This is in response to the widespread use of cell phones and other electronics while driving. Texting and driving in particular is more likely to result in accidents than DUI or DWI by alcohol or drugs. Repeat distracted driving offenses can result in loss of your drivers license, requiring you to buy SR22 insurance for reinstatement.

Using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving has led to an increase in distracted driving accidents nationwide. Cell phones have become an indispensable part of our lives. But studies have shown that any use of a cell phone to read, write or send messages while operating a vehicle is six times more dangerous than drunk driving.