Washington State Trooper Marcus Sanchez tells a motorist Wednesday that it is illegal to wear earbuds in both ears while driving. This motorist was ticketed for not wearing a seat belt while driving southbound on Interstate 405 in Kirkland. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
Trooper Marcus Sanchez tells a motorist that it's illegal to wear earbuds in both ears while driving. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Washington distracted-driving law has drivers wondering if they can still drink coffee on the road

The confusion comes from a section of the law that treats non-electronic distractions as a secondary offense Specific distractions are undefined, but lawmakers and officials have mentioned eating or drinking, applying mascara, reading a book, or having a dog on your lap.  VIEW

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