Law enforcement organizes distracted driving patrol

CORDELE, Ga. — On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network, and Cordele Police Department worked in tandem conducting concentrated patrols on distracted driving. There were 31 total contacts and citations were issued for the following: 

Hands-free violation in a commercial vehicle: 2 

Hands-free cell phone violations: 18

Third lane violation: 1

Window tint violation: 1 

Stop sign violation: 1 

Wearing headphones while driving: 1 

No license on person: 1

Seatbelt violation: 2

No tag: 1 

Missing/Endangered adult reported: 1 

Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. The consequences of those distractions are not worth the convenience they offer. Ignore the distractions and #justdrive to keep us all safer on the roads. Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives. (Source: https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/get-involved/distracted-driving-awareness-month) 

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