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For state cops, texting while driving is difficult to catch

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SPOKANE — Texting may be one of the most dangerous and common distractions to drivers, but Washington law enforcement officials say it’s also one of the most difficult laws to enforce.

A new study from the University of Washington found that 8 percent of drivers observed at intersections in six counties in the state were distracted by an electronic device behind the wheel, and among those, 45 percent were typing on their phones.

Previous research cited in the study indicated…

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