South Jersey Police Target Distracted Drivers

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Throughout the month of April, law enforcement agencies in North Dakota will be participating in the national U Drive.

"Distracted driving poses significant risk to every business that has employees who drive both company-owned and personal vehicles for company business", said Steve Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Risk Control, CNA Commercial.

"More than 20,000 in 2015 that's a lot of crashes that are really all preventable. CDOT plans to address this disconnect and our collective addiction to our phones this summer through our Drop the Distraction campaign", said Lingk.

AAA research has found that the cognitive distraction of a conversation and using technology is more risky than first thought, and may distract drivers up to 27 seconds after they hang up the phone.

Almost 150 law enforcement agencies around the state are adding patrols looking specifically for those distracted by cell phones while operating their vehicles.

More than 450 people died in traffic crashes across the state as a result of distracted driving in 2016. Surveyors say that is more than a 2 percent increase from the year before. Please stop. Parents, Distracted Driving Awareness Month seems like a great time to have a chat with your teens about safe driving.

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According to TxDOT data, the number of distracted driving crashes in Harris County increased 45.6 percent between 2010 and 2015, growing from 9,786 incidents to 14,250 incidents. "If you text and drive, you will pay".

According to a recent survey of Colorado drivers, cell phone use behind the wheel is an ongoing threat, with 22 percent of respondents admitting to reading a message while driving.

Across the state, 189 police departments and law enforcement agencies are part of the "U Drive, U Text, U Pay" enforcement campaign that began Saturday to look for drivers texting and talking on hand-held devices. When you start to see your cell phone usage recorded like that, you just may start to rethink your propensity for texting or updating your status while behind the wheel. "Listen to your passengers; if they catch you texting while driving and tell you to put your phone away".

The launch of the campaign called "Talk".

Officers want to educate people on the dangers of driving while on their phones.

Accident reports in the state of MI now tracks whether drivers were distracted when they had their accidents.

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