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Monday, September 22, 2014

Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Drivers Caught Texting

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking to stop the habit of drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

According to a post on the LAPD Blog, the LAPD has teamed up with the California Highway Patrol and 200 other local law enforcement agencies utilizing a “zero tolerance” policy and education campaign targeting drivers who willingly break the current cellphone laws.

The LAPD says “high visibility enforcement operations” are slated for April 3, 8, 17 and 22.

Texting while driving has become a costly crime with ticket fines starting at $161 for the initial infraction and subsequent fines costing upwards of $281.

“We take the issue of distracted driving very seriously,” said Sergeant Karmody, Traffic Coordination Section, on the LAPD blog. “We see the aftermath of these preventable crashes. Is that text message or cell phone call really worth $161, or worse, someone’s life?”

The LAPD adds that, according to research, people who use cellphones while driving are “four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.” Texting while driving can also “delay a driver’s reaction time just as severely as having a blood alcohol content of a legally drunk driver.”

For a more comprehensive explanation of Distracted Driver Awareness Month, visit the National Safety Council’s page.

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