Washington Law Enforcement are increasing distracted driving patrols in the hopes of decreasing cell phone usage in automobiles.

150 law enforcement agencies around Washington State are teaming up to nab distracted drivers

The new patrols are going on until April 14th.

The new law has been effect since the new year and anyone caught using an electronic device can expect to pay $136 dollars the first time.

A second offense within five years, will cost you a fine up to $234.

It's best to just put the phone away while driving. You can get more details on the extra patrols here