Driver using phone hits cop enforcing distracted-driving law

Posted April 07, 2017

Teens were the group most likely to be involved in distracted driving crashes.

"We are urging people who witness distracted driving on our roads or as pedestrians to report it through #77". The national campaign slogan is "You Drive, You Text, You Pay", but it's not all about texting.

"But we want to be clear".

Porrino pointed out there were 604 traffic fatalities on New Jersey roads a year ago, an 8 percent increase from 2015.

Passengers can do a lot to help reduce the risk of distracted driving, too.

Once upon a time, not so long ago, phones weren't wireless, much less portable.

Antunez said Gregory Nayvelt reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of West Farms Road and Casino Drive and continued driving southbound, colliding with Moore's vehicle.

"Violating Connecticut's distracted driving laws can be costly", states a press release from Milford police.

Beginning Friday, police here will be on the lookout for people texting or sending emails while driving. It's really not any different from reading a magazine or a newspaper article while you're behind the wheel, and it's scary, honestly. The number of distracted drivers involved crashes in Oklahoma increased from 7,470 in 2014 to 8,012 in 2015, the previous year for which statistics are available.

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"Where we can dispatch a patrol vehicle to find the person who is engaging in this unsafe behavior, we will". Moore suffered a hand injury, police said.

Warning letters may be mailed to the vehicle's owner.

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

"They're setting up observation points and intersections and interchanges where they will physically look at drivers", he said.

"For the most part we would like the campaign for the area to know that we are out there, and it's more for awareness, then actually writing out tickets so that they recognize it and they just don't do it. People just need to concentrate on driving and what's going on in the vehicle when getting phone calls".

"They will involve troopers in roving patrols, troopers in unmarked units and troopers in plain clothes", he said. After several years of steady increases in distracting cellphone activities, only taking pictures and recording videos saw significant increases this year.

April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

"The proliferation of the smart phones, the one that internet access and texting in one device, is proving to be a very risky combination and a very unsafe tool", he said.

Texting and driving requires motorists to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off the task of driving.