They passed the no texting law in Washington and it'* been in effect since June. There already was a law on the books for inattentive driving. Not sure why the numbskulls didn't just add the texting to it. Doesn't seem to matter. I see just as many texting now than before the law was passed.
Why even add texting to the law? Inattentive driving is inattentive driving, don't mater if your texting, talking on the phone, changing the radio station, putting on makeup, or talking to your kids in the back seat. It'* all the same. Your job when behind the wheel is to drive, nothing more, nothing less.