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Police launch distracted-driving patrols in King County as violations increase

Wednesday, September 2, 2015      Driver approaching a stop sign while texting in the University district of Seattle.  
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King County police agencies will spend extra time patrolling for drivers who illegally use a cellphone behind the wheel, safety officials say. Surveys show that the percentage of drivers seen holding a phone rose last year.

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