No grace period in Lynnwood for new cell phone law

The new law that makes driving while talking on a cell phone a primary violation took effect yesterday, and Lynnwood police are already looking for violators.

“The Lynnwood Police Department will not have a grace period for the new hands-free law that has been highly publicized for months now. This law has been a secondary violation for sometime and now it is a primary stop violation,” said Lynnwood Police Traffic Section Sgt. Wayne Davis.

“The Lynnwood Police Department Traffic Section regularly conducts emphasis throughout the year on targeted traffic violations that help to reduce collisions such as seat belts, crosswalks, pedestrians, speed, and it is likely that we would also add the new cell phone law to our list of targeted emphasis violations,” Davis added.

The ticket for driving while on a cell phone is $124 but it does not go on your driving record.

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