WSP: 500+ drivers pulled over under new distracted driving law

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Washington State Patrol says it's pulled over 510 individual drivers spotted driving while using electronics since mid-July.

Troopers have issued 145 tickets since the law was enacted two weeks ago. They've also given verbal or written warnings to 465 drivers.

Since drivers are still in the six-month grace period, they're not required to pay fines unless they're caught doing something else illegal when they're being pulled over.

A similar law in Oregon goes into effect in October.

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