3 Things you Didn’t Know were Illegal While Driving
Most Washingtonians drive, it's a small number of people that solely rely on public transportation. Even with all these laws and rules in the state, some people are still oblivious to some of the laws in place while driving. So much so people get tickets on a daily basis for laws they have never even heard of until they received a ticket.
So we wanted to go over some of the laws that aren't as well known for drivers in Washington state. You may not believe some of what you read but we promise these are all real laws that you have to follow while being behind the wheel of a car.
3.) Drowsy Driving
Feeling a bit tired behind the wheel? It could cost you big time especially if you get in an accident. Being tired and behind the wheel isn't illegal unless you get into an accident or hit someone at that point they can nail you for drowsy driving and tack it onto any other charges you might get.
2.) Wearing Headphones
No one is gonna pull you over for using a Bluetooth or hands-free device, but if you're jamming out with headphones in that's a whole other story. It's illegal in Washington state to be wearing headphones while driving as it can cause a major distraction and you being able to hear what's going on around you while on the road is very important.
1.) Driving in Flip Flops
What we assumed as an urban legend is actually law, in Washington State and many other states it's illegal to drive while wearing flip-flops or barefoot. That's right even when the weather is too hot to handle you still have to wear sturdy shoes that won't slide off while you're driving. The hazard comes from your flipflop getting stuck on the pedal and causing a severe accident. No, an officer can't pull you over for assuming you're driving in flip-flops, but if you're pulled over for any instance and they notice you're barefoot or wearing flip-flops they may tack it onto your ticket for an even more costly fine.
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