Drivers continue to use hand-held phones while driving, despite a law that went into effect over one year ago. Police say this is because the violation is a secondary offense, which means police can’t pull over a driver for using their cell phone unless they are also violating another law. Many motorists are not respecting the law, and a Washington County Sheriff thinks that people would pay more attention if it were a primary offense. “Of all the drivers out there, I would say that at least 40 percent of the people use their cellphone,” said the officer. “A lot of traffic accidents and a lot of traffic violations are caused by people using their cellphones.” According to news reports, sending text messages while driving is a primary offense.
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