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State House bill may double fines for texting while driving in school zones

 

Last updated 2/6/2019 at Noon

Since April 2016, the Mukilteo Police Department has issued 29 tickets for texting while driving.

Of those, three occurred in school zones – one near Olympic View Middle School and two in Harbour Pointe.

Those tickets could soon hurt your wallet a lot more.

A proposed bill in the state’s House of Representatives would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234 per infraction, or up to $468 for repeat offenders.

Currently, the fine is $136 according to Chris Perisho, Mukilteo Police Department’s traffic office...



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