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  • Putting Down the Distracted Drivers Law?

    FACT: WA STATE DISTRACTED DRIVERS, HOLDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES, KILL AND INJURE PEOPLE, THE PUNISHMENT AND PENALTIES, BY LAW, SHOULD  BE THE SAME AS DUI LAWS.

    DUI or DWI Punishments and Penalties | Nolo.com

    www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/dui-or-dwi-punishments-penalties-30321.html

    Jail Time. In all states, first-offense DUI or DWI is classified as a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to six months in jail. That jail time may be increased under certain circumstances. … MANY STATES ALSO REQUIRE MINIMUM JAIL SENTENCES OF AT LEAST SEVERAL DAYS ON A FIRST OFFENSE.

    MANY STATES also require minimum jail sentences of at least several days on a first offense. Subsequent offenses often result in jail sentences of several months to a year.

    For a DUI or DWI that’s been classified as a felony — either because the driver killed or injured someone or because it’s the driver’s third or fourth DUI — jail sentences of several years are not uncommon. Again, this depends on state law, the facts of the case, and the discretion of the judge at trial.

    FINES IN ADDITION TO JAIL SENTENCES, courts can and do impose high fines for DUI or DWI. These range from $500 to as much as $2,000.

    DRIVER’S LICENSE PROBLEMS A DUI or DWI offender stands a good chance of having his or her license suspended for a substantial period of time (either by court order or mandate of the state motor vehicles department). FOR EXAMPLE, MANY STATES suspend a first offender’s license for 90 days; a second offender’s license for one year; and a third offender’s license for three years.

    IN MANY STATES IF YOU COMMIT THE SAME CRIME , KILLING AND INJURING PEOPLE, YOU DO THE SAME  TIME

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    JULY 27, 2017

    HAS WA STATE NANNY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D)  GONE TOO FAR WITH THE STRICTEST DRIVER  LAWS IN THE NATION?

    OR  HAVE HE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS JUST WANDERED OFF INTO LAW LAW LAND?

    Nation’s Strictest Distracted Driver Law Bans Motorists From Even …

    www.newsweek.com/distracted-driver-law-washington-state-no-holding-phones-6413…

    3 days ago – Drivers in Washington state caught holding their phones, having a quick snack or applying makeup could face fines of up to $234 under a new …

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    A “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST.  IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES….

     WHILE DRIVING.

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    Nearly 30,000 sign petition against Washington’s new distracted …

    q13fox.com/2017/…/petition-started-against-washingtons-new-distracted-driving-law/

    22 hours ago – TACOMA — At least 28000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far. The News …

    INDEED, MICROMANAGER NANNY GOV. INSLEE (D) AND HIS WA STATE LEGISLATORS HAVE GONE TOO FAR. period

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    California: The Ultimate Nanny State – The Federalist

    thefederalist.com/2016/05/05/california-is-an-authoritarian-hellhole/

    MAY 5, 2016 – In California a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but a 20-year-old can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.

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    CALIFORNIA NEEDS THE SUPREME COURT TO TELL IT THAT REGULATING….

    DC HAS ALREADY GOTTEN IN THE GAME.

     APR 7, 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNN) THE SENATE FRIDAY MORNING CONFIRMED NEIL GORSUCH, A 49-YEAR-OLD FEDERAL JUDGE WHO COULD HELP CEMENT A CONSERVATIVE …

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    The Michael Bloomberg Nanny State In New York: A Cautionary Tale

    www.forbes.com/…/the-michael-bloomberg-nanny-state-in-new-york-a-cautionary-tal…

    May 10, 2013 – Since New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced the 20-ounce soda ban last fall, the controversy has garnered national attention. But, this is just the latest example of his attempt to expand the “nanny state” that has become New York City.

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    Meet Bloomberg | Nanny State

    https://www.meetbloomberg.com/nanny-state/

    Bloomberg’s 12 years as mayor of New York City have been referred to as a “stereotypically laughable example of a liberal nanny state at its worst.

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    What Has Bloomberg Tried To Regulate Or Ban In New York City?

    A BETTER QUESTION MIGHT BE WHAT HASN’T HE TRIED TO REGULATE OR BAN.

    HERE’S THE LIST OF SOME OF THE ITEMS ON HIS NANNY AGENDA: ALCOHOL, CALORIE COUNTS, carbon, CELL PHONES, CIGARETTES, contraceptives, composting, fingerprinting, gasoline, NOISE, POLITICS, PRIVACY, SECOND AMENDMENT, SODA, SODIUM, Styrofoam, taxis, tanning, traffic congestion and trans fats.

     BLOOMBERG’S 12 YEARS AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO AS A

    “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST. HE “UNLEASHED A TSUNAMI OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES” IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES, from composting to trans fats.

    HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE THINKS THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOVERNMENT  “SHOULD INFRINGE ON YOUR FREEDOM.” 

    BLOOMBERG DOESN’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, OR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.

    HE HAS ACTUALLY SAID,“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT.

    BECAUSE WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT CHANGES WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD,

     AND YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS FOR YOU.”

    And Bloomberg has spent his billions trying to be that somebody.

    Bloomberg’s ban on cell phones in schools simply showed how out-of-touch he was with today’s realities.

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    The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    gizmodo.com/the-complete-list-of-everything-banned-by-mayor-michael-1490476691

    DEC 31, 2013 – Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City’s mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here’s a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office.

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    Is American freedom suffering  from being micromanaged  by  Nanny States,  government? THAT MAKE TOO MANY LAWS, about how people should live their lives, especially about, gun control, eating, smoking, or drinking, coffee, water, sugary water, energy drinks,  overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choices, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Like, driving to work holding your morning cup of Starbucks? Or eating a McDonalds  egg McMuffin in your car?

    Jul 27, 2017 Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some states can’t seem to help …

    Down Right insulting,  WA State’s Micromanaging Nanny’s,   PASSING A LAW, THAT CONNOTES ANYONE DRIVING IN WA STATE (including tourists) CAN’T CHEW GUM AND DRIVE AT THE SAME TIME……..

    Connotes by definition: imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.

    Micromanagement is Mismanagement.

    Micro-managers are bad news for business and bad news for employees.

    They dis-empower staff, stifle opportunity and innovation, and give rise to poor performance.

    MICROMANAGEMENT IS JUST PLAIN BAD MANAGEMENT.


  • WA State Priorities for WSP?

    I AM SUBMITTING FATALITY DATA ON DRUG AND DRIVING:  IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE (D) AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    2002 – 2004 State-wide rate 19.8 per 100,000

    2011 – 2013 State-wide rate 36.7 per 100,000

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    AND,  IN WASHINGTON STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, IN 2013 WASHINGTON STATE RANKED 23RD HIGHEST IN DRUG CAUSED DEATHS

    Jun 23, 2017 CNN SEATTLE KING COUNTY, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS. THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS.

    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    JUN 6, 2017 Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

    AKRON, OhioDRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 MOST LIKELY EXCEEDED 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

    The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs.

    In 2016, Summit County, Ohio had 312 drug deaths, according to Gary Guenther, the county medical examiner’s chief investigator —

     A 46 PERCENT INCREASE FROM 2015 AND MORE THAN TRIPLE THE 99 CASES THAT WENT THROUGH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE JUST TWO YEARS BEFORE.

    There were so many last year, Mr. Guenther said, that on three separate occasions the county had to request refrigerated trailers to store the bodies because they’d run out of space in the morgue.

    NATIONWIDE? WE ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

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     WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86% (on average from 2000 to 2015) Summary: August 29, 2016

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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     Click on this link (it takes time to load)

    SEVERAL DATA SOURCES ARE MAPPED, THE MAPS COMBINED, WITH THE UPDATED DRUG CAUSED DEATHS, CLEARLY SHOW WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

     Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    INDEED, FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    NATION WIDE DRUG DEATHS, IN 2013 NEARLY 44,000

    NATIONWIDE OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 OVER 59,000  

    COMPARED TO  35,092,  2015 VEHICLE DEATHS,  only a 7.2% increase over 2014.

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    Jun 23, 2017

    This is America on drugs: A visual guide – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths…/index.html

    Jun 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS HAVE BEEN RISING SO RAPIDLY THAT EXPERTS … IT FOUND THAT DRUGS DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY IN MANY STATES.

    HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS.

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    INDEED, OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE.

    FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

     Heroin deaths spike by 58 percent in Seattle area | The Seattle Times

    www.seattletimes.com/seattle…/heroin-deaths-spike-nearly-60-percent-in-seattle-area/

    JUN 18, 2015 – There were NEARLY 44,000 DRUG- OVERDOSE DEATHS NATIONWIDE IN 2013, the most recent figures available. Washington state ranked 23rd highest …

    Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent. Fatal overdoses linked to heroin surged by 58 percent in King County last year, fueling the steepest rise in local drug-caused deaths in 17 years.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    CRIME LAB DATA, DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU…

    FOR POLICE EVIDENCE TESTING INDICATE AN 85% INCREASE STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    PUBLICLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT ADMISSIONS FOR OPIOIDS AS THE PRIMARY DRUG INCREASED 197% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN 38 OF 39 COUNTIES.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

    WA STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, NATIONWIDE? THEY ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    Data notes: Crime LAB DATA FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU: An “opiate case” refers to a unique FLSB case number with at least one result positive for any opiate. Only crime lab submissions from an agency clearly operating within a single county were associated with a county. Those originating from multi-county agencies, such as cross-jurisdiction drug task forces, some Washington State Patrol detachments, or federal law enforcement, are included in the state-wide rate.

    OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. To provide insights into how and where changes are occurring, several data sources are mapped. Crime lab, treatment, and mortality data are presented for 2002–2004 and 2011–2013, to show patterns over time. These maps combine heroin and prescription-type opioids as those abusing these drugs often use them interchangeably, and interventions, treatment and the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, work equally well for both types of opioids.

    Crime lab data for police evidence testing indicate an 85% increase statewide, with increases in most counties. Publicly funded drug treatment admissions for opioids as the primary drug increased 197% statewide, with increases in 38 of 39 counties. Drug caused deaths involving opioids increased 31% statewide, with increases in most counties.

    The total number of drug caused deaths involving opioids in 2013 was 608, with 6,668 deaths total from 2002–2013. The annual rate of opioid deaths has not changed from 2008 to 2013.

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    UPDATED  BY OTHERS Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    continued….

    Across these three data sources a similar pattern emerges with prescription-type opioids peaking between 2008–2010, while heroin continued increasing through 2013.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/dea-drug-overdoses-kill-more-americans-car-crashes-or-firearm…

    Nov 5, 2015 – (CNSNews.com) – “Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and …

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    Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever | Diverse Health …

    https://diversehealthservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/drug-deaths-in-america-are-ri…

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug …

    we estimate overdose deaths increased by more than 25 percent in 2016.

    www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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    The most dangerous states for car accidents | Transportation …

    www.nwitimes.com/…/the-most-dangerous-states…accidents/collection_44bc28fd-4a1…

    JUN 19, 2017 – Despite recent gains in car safety, 2016 ended up being a deadly year for drivers.

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    Summary: August 29, 2016

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is releasing 2015 TRAFFIC FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    On a scale from 1-50, with 50 being the safest, WA State is #45  for safest driving. (on average from 2000 to 2015)

    # 45 Washington

    Average fatalities  in a  year (per 100,000) 8.53

    Total Fatalities  8,789

    WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86%

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    ANOTHER WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITY….. INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS

    THAT CLEARLY SHOWS WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    35,092.the number of people who died on our nation’s highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.

    To be precise, 7.2% more people died in traffic-related accidents in 2015 than in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

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    America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot – Vox

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/28/…/drug-overdose-deaths-world

    AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS — BY A LOT … Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com JUN 28, 2017, 8:10am EDT.

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    REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO?

    Ohio drug overdose deaths in one county already top last year’s total …

    www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ohio-drug-overdose-deaths-in-one-county-already-top-la…

    Jun 5, 2017 – AS OF JUNE 1, THE COUNTY HAD TALLIED 360 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS. “AT THIS PACE, WE EXPECT ABOUT 800 OVERDOSE DEATHS BY THE END OF 2017,” Ken …

     STATEWIDE, MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES LAST YEAR. AND IN 2015, OHIO HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS — 1,800 — OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST FIGURES IN AN analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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    INDEED, I  REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO

    Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered) – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_1ZneQhawI

    Apr 25, 2016 – 50+ videos Play all. Play now. Mix – Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered)YouTube. Connie Francis – Melody of Love (stereo …


  • Due Process for Distracted Drivers Law?

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) DUE PROCESS BY PUBLIC NOTICE?

     WA State Distracted Drivers Law ADOPTED 04/19/2017 

     VETOED by Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  MAY 16, 2017

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) accelerated the law’s effective date to July 23, 2017

    Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue, because a law that is too vague to understand does not provide adequate notice to people that a certain behavior is required or is unacceptable.

    The “void for vagueness” doctrine argues that a law cannot be enforced if it is so vague or confusing that the average person could not figure out what is being prohibited or what the penalties are for breaking that law.

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    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing the state over a disputed ticket for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al.

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    A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    First, the law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain or state what behavior the law is meant to affect.  If the average citizen cannot figure out from reading the law what he should or should not do, a court may find that the law violates due process. 

    Second, a law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain the procedures that law enforcement officers or courts must follow when enforcing the law or handling cases that deal with certain legal issues. 

    Specifically, a law may be found to be unconstitutionally vague if it gives a judge no idea how to approach or handle a case based on that law.

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    ADOPTED 04/19/2017  WA State Distracted Drivers Law

    MAY 16, 2017 Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  vetoed a compromise by the Legislature that would have postponed enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act until 2019.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  surprised even the supporters of a distracted-driving law Tuesday when he accelerated the new crackdown, IN A LETTER TO THE SENATE DATED MAY 16, 2017.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    The final version passed Wednesday pushed the proposed start date from Jan. 1, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2019, because several members wanted extra time for the public to adjust, according to prime sponsor Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle.

    Farrell justified the wait on Wednesday, saying colleagues in both parties sought more TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION campaign, for the public to adapt, and for motorists to obtain built-in communication systems. The State Patrol is currently understaffed but is striving to boost recruitment, with help from proposed raises this legislative session.

    Understaffed was confirmed yesterday by Kyle at  WSP media center, yesterday.

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  His abysmal record on TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION speaks for it’s self

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING THE VETO. period

    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing WA State over a disputed ticket  for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al. 

     But why would Gov. Jay Inslee (D) worry about a WA State lawsuit?

    After all  Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has  his nationally spotlighted Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) to defend his VETO.

    After all , A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    And after all, Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue.

    AND, PUBLIC NOTICE IS A DUE PROCESS ISSUE


  • WA State Distracted Drivers Law

    Effective July 23, 2017 Washington State has enacted one of the nation’s toughest distracted driving laws after legislators passed a bill outlawing nearly every conceivable form of attention-diverting behavior behind the wheel.

    The bottom line….

    What does it mean when a law is “void for vagueness” or “overbroad …

    www.rotlaw.com › Legal Library › Procedure

    How does “choice of law” affect judgments? … If the average citizen cannot figure out from reading the law what he should or should not do, a court may find that …

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    Inslee’s WA State Distracted Drivers Law may have ambiguous inclusion?

    “INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO”  This phrase is used to indicate that a list is not necessarily exhaustive.

    In other words, when you don’t want someone to get the impression that whatever you’re saying applies only the items on the list.

    It means that those things are included, but other things you haven’t mentioned could be included as well, as ALL OF THE ABOVE

    OR, ARE THE DRIVING DISTRACTION TICKETS AND FINES et al, TO BE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE WSP OFFICER THAT PULLS OVER,  OR NOTICES A RUNNING VEHICLE, WITH A  DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE, WHERE EVER THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, WITH A DRIVER DOING WHATEVER HE’S DOING, WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING IT WITH IN HIS VEHICLE?

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    IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE

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     A LAW BASED ON STATISTICS?

    October 19, 2016 Olympia-  The phenomenon of driving while distracted is growing.  According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, fatalities caused by distracted driving increased by 30.8% in 2015.

    STATISTICS are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.’

    STATISTICS – and research in general – is carried out by *people*. PEOPLE HAVE MOTIVATIONS.

    Then again, by now we know WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE doesn’t have the highest regard for human drivers in all our glorious fallibility. And he kept beating that drum at a distracted driving awareness event in the state capital on Monday.

    Governor Inslee also vetoed a provision of the original bill that would have delayed its implementation until 2019, reminding the crowd in Olympia that A DISTRACTED DRIVER IS JUST AS BAD AS A DRUNK ONE—and that the issue is too urgent to wait.

    STATISTICS  ON DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVERS

    DRUNK DRIVING  ACCOUNTS FOR 32 PERCENT  OF ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS add, 10 % OF MARIJUANA RELATED FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS

    July 21, 2017  Washington State Patrol WSP has more life saving priorities.

    Jun 3, 2016, After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found in the blood of drivers involved in crashes. … Along with marijuana, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE ALSO COMMONLY LINKED TO DRUGGED DRIVING CRASHES.

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    AND,  JUN 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS… FATAL OVERDOSES SURPASSED SHOOTING DEATHS AND FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

    JULY 21, 2017  WASHINGTON STATE PATROL WSP HAS MORE LIFE SAVING OPPORTUNITIES

    Investigative Assistance Division – Washington State Patrol

    www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/iad.htm

    … Section participate in 14 local and 4 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task forces. …

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    Washington State DUI Statistics [infographic]. DRUNK DRIVING ACCOUNTED FOR 32 PERCENT OF ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES in 2009

    Marijuana-related fatal car accidents surge in Washington state after …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2016/…/marijuana-related-fatal-car-accidents-surge-wa…

    ROUGHLY 10 PERCENT OF WASHINGTON STATE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CAR CRASHES between … MARIJUANA-RELATED FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS SURGE IN WASHINGTON STATE AFTER LEGALIZATION … By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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     BIKINI  STATISTICS ON GOV JAY INSLEE’S  WA STATE DISTRACTED DRIVERS LAW

    STATISTICS ? What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.’

    “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.”

    Statistics – and research in general – is carried out by *people*. PEOPLE HAVE MOTIVATIONS.

    WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D) HAD HIS MOTIVATIONS.

    AND, HE HAD HIS STATISTICS…..

     15% INCLUDED PASSENGER DISTRACTION

     12% INCLUDED CELL PHONE DISTRACTION

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    THE STARTLING STATISTICS ON DISTRACTED YOUNG DRIVERS?

    58% OF TEEN DRIVERS INVOLVED IN MODERATE TO SEVERE CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED

    24% OF YOUNG DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON FATAL CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED IN 2015, 

     According to the Department of Licensing, 24% OF YOUNG DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON FATAL CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED IN 2015, up from 18% in 2008. Videos taken inside teenage driver’s car seconds before a crash reveal some startling statistics. Out of 1,700 videos taken:

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    Washington State Targets All Forms of Distracted Driving With New ‘E …

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    3 days ago – Washington State Targets All Forms of Distracted Driving With NewWashington’s new EDUI law will undoubtedly be a sticking point for …

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    Fresh off its efforts to end the scourge of left-lane slowpokes, Washington State is preparing to enact one of the nation’s toughest distracted driving laws after legislators passed a bill outlawing nearly every conceivable form of attention-diverting behavior behind the wheel.

    Starting Sunday, drivers will no longer be allowed to use handheld devices at all, even while stopped in traffic or doing something as simple as scrolling through a playlist. Say goodbye to your red light selfies and social media spot-checks; officers who spot a driver with a phone in hand at any time for any reason can issue a ticket starting at $136, and repeat offenders will see that fine rise to $234 per violation.

    Additionally, a whole slew of other common sights—smoking, eating, drinking, reading, and “grooming”—are now secondary offenses, meaning drivers can be handed a $99 ticket for any of these actions if they’re pulled over for something else. So that guy you see on your morning commute making the illegal merge while shaving and eating his McMuffin is in for a rude awakening.

    Washington’s new E-DUI law will undoubtedly be a sticking point for some people. We can all agree that texting (and reading, and grooming, and sometimes eating) is indeed distracting when controlling a multi-ton vehicle, and therefore probably shouldn’t be allowed. But can the same be said for drinking a bottle of water? Or smoking a cigarette? It can be argued that anything other driving is a distraction behind the wheel, but it doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a driver suing the state over a disputed ticket and the law’s true intent.

    Then again, by now we know Washington governor Jay Inslee doesn’t have the  highest regard for human drivers in all our glorious fallibility. And he kept beating that drum at a distracted driving awareness event in the state capital on Monday. Governor Inslee also vetoed a provision of the original bill that would have delayed its implementation until 2019, reminding the crowd in Olympia that a distracted driver is just as bad as a drunk one—and that the issue is too urgent to wait.

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    Does (D)  Inslee’s WA State Distracted Drivers Law have this ambiguous inclusion?

    “INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO”  This phrase is used to indicate that a list is not necessarily exhaustive.

    In other words, when you don’t want someone to get the impression that whatever you’re saying applies only the items on the list.

    It means that those things are included, but other things you haven’t mentioned could be included as well, as ALL OF THE ABOVE

    OR, ARE THE DRIVING DISTRACTION TICKETS AND FINES et al, TO BE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE WSP OFFICER THAT PULLS OVER,  OR NOTICES A RUNNING VEHICLE, WITH A  DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE, WHERE EVER THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, WITH A DRIVER DOING WHATEVER HE’S DOING, WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING IT WITH IN HIS VEHICLE?

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    The bottom line

    After reading nearly everything about this new law on line for six hours, I’m so confused

    What does it mean when a law is “void for vagueness” or “overbroad …

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