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Tougher Wash. distracted-driving law to take effect Sunday

A Washington law set to become effective on Sunday will go beyond the state's existing texting-while-driving ban to prohibit almost all handheld device use and heighten penalties for various types of distracted driving. "This new law will serve as a deterrent and draws a line in the sand that this behavior is not safe for anyone," said Nicole Mahrt Ganley of PCI.

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