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.