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Need to text? Your cell phone could be taken away

Texting while driving can lead to deadly consequences, which is why states are taking a look at toughening laws to deter drivers from using their handheld electronics behind the wheel.

Washington state has received a lot of attention lately after passing a ban on texting while driving that takes effect this January. Violaters will be charged $100 fines and may even have their cell phone confiscated for repeated offenses.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Are texting while driving bans a good idea? Are there better ways to prevent deadly car accidents that occur when drivers become distracted by cell phones, text messages and other things?

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.

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