‘Zooming while driving’

A Washington state lawmaker is apologizing for participating in a hearing via Zoom … while driving. ABC News' Andrea Fujii reports.
1:30 | 04/08/21

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Washington State lawmakers saying sorry for attempt to multitask she was participating in hearing by zoom while she was driving. ABC's Andrea Fuji has the details. This morning a Washington State senator is apologizing for resume mean while driving. I think I. At a very app or appreciate it. It happened as the state legislature was in session discussing a proposed eighteen billion dollar transportation bill. All the while state senator Rebecca cell Donnie it was participating via zoom and though her background was blurred she openly discussed the fact that she was driving. Occurred you know I bet I. I'll it break out. The legislative session being broadcast live on public television. But in Washington State distracted driving is illegal which includes using electronics wall behind the wheel. The Washington State Patrol sane drivers must concentrate on the road and zoom meanwhile driving is not safe. The senator released a statement saying as a working mom I faced the same struggles many parents in Washington are facing. Including trying to make my work schedule fit with my duties as a parent and fortunately I made a choice today that was not in compliance with the law. Andrew that I apologize. Under Washington State law a trooper must catch an offender in the act to be cited so it appears the senator is in the clear. Sold Tonya was additionally wearing headphones while driving which is also against the law faith Trevor Andrea thank you.

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