The Washington State cell phone-driving law officially goes into effect today. Drivers that are seen talking or texting on their cell phone, without the use a handsfree device, can get a $124 ticket. The state patrol says there’s no warning period because it’s already been a “secondary” offense for years.
There are exceptions for people with hearing instruments or those making a 911 call. If you do use hearing instruments, and have purchased technology in the past few years, check with your audiologist to see if the devices have Bluetooth capabilities. Most hearing instruments are made with the ability to wirelessly connect to your cell phone, MP3 player, landline, television and more. Through a simple click of a button your hearing instruments become high-quality stereo headsets allowing you to drive safe and have greater clarity in conversation.
If you have any questions about the new law or connectivity, please do not hesitate to contact our doctors.