Know the Driving Laws When You Travel

If you’ll be traveling to Washington State, don’t text and drive!  Washington became the first state to enact legislation prohibiting drivers from reading or composing text messages while operating a motor vehicle.  The law goes into effect January 1st, 2008.

Driving laws vary from state to state, and this is a good reminder to check the traffic laws in the state where you are driving.  Don’t assume that the laws in your home state apply when you are traveling to another state or another country.  It could be a very expensive mistake!

If you are doing some interstate driving, you might want to check with the Governors Highway Safety Association for a basic overview of the traffic laws of each state.

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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