Extra Enforcement to Seek Turnaround in Distracted Driving Incidents

Almost all drivers, 91 percent, reported owning a smartphone, and more than half say they use them while driving.

"People are drifting in and out of lanes while they're reading emails or writing responses or texting".

For Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement in MI intend to pay special attention to those who obviously aren't doing the same while operating a motor vehicle. "Take care of calling, texting, setting your Global Positioning System and everything else before you hit the street". He said that in Nassau the total was 7,564, with 5,358 and 2,206 being issued for cellphone use and texting, respectively.

Nassau County police will also be participating in the enforcement, the department said.

April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

In addition, Cuomo said, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has released a new, animated public service announcement highlighting the importance of keeping your eyes on the road while driving.




For the first time in almost a decade, preliminary 2016 data estimates more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes a year ago in the US and about 10 percent of those were due to distracted drivers.

In Wisconsin, 113 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2016 and 11,302 injured, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

He said if the distracted driver is not stopped and ticketed, and police are given the license plate of the vehicle being driven, a warning letter will be sent to the registered owner, informing them they were identified as a distracted driver. Not only is texting while driving unwise, it's also against the law in Oklahoma. "While the New York State Police enforces New York's handheld cellphone and electronic device laws at all times, Troopers will crack down on violators during the Operation Hang-Up campaign".

Stow loose gear, possessions or other distractions that could roll around in the vehicle so the driver isn't tempted to reach for them on the floor or the seat.

Lawmakers agree that distracted driving continues to be a growing problem among California's motorists.

Unfortunately, due to distracted driving, Team Scott members, both on and off the installation, have either been struck by a vehicle or involved in a motor vehicle accident, which is preventable.

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