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      Study's findings suggest distracted driving is more common than previously thought

      SEATTLE, WA - Drivers in the Evergreen State are distracted by electronic devices now more than ever according to a new study released by the University of Washington.

      More than 7,500 motorists were observed at intersections throughout six counties in Washington.

      The study found eight-percent of drivers in the Evergreen State are distracted by electronic devices and nearly half of those drivers were texting.

      Study investigators say the findings suggest distracted driving is more common than previously thought.

      Drivers who text while driving in Washington State could face a $124 fine.
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