By Jena Williams


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a prime time to reconsider our actions on the road.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a high-visibility enforcement campaign to crack down on texting while driving and with it they have produced a shocking and unforgettable YouTube video on distracted driving::

Many police jurisdictions are targeting distracted driving. If you get caught in Washington, you’ll receive a $124 ticket. If you are a commercial truck driver, your CSA score will be impacted. All this is really a minor inconvenience when you consider what could happen – distracted driving kills.

For more information:

National Safety Council:


DOT blog:

FMCSA regulation 392.82: Using a hand-held mobile telephone:

Washington state regulations:

RCW 46.61.668 Sending, reading, or writing a text message while driving:

RCW 46.61.667 Using a wireless communications device or hand-held mobile telephone while driving.