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


February 6, 2019

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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