Authorities to Target Distracted Drivers

By EGP News Report

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday it will join other law enforcement agencies in the Southland in ticketing motorists who use cellphones or try to text while driving.

The department will join 225 other local agencies plus the California Highway Patrol in zero tolerance enforcement through the rest of April.

“We take the issue of distracted driving very seriously,” said Capt. Shaun Mathers of the Sheriff’s Risk Management Bureau. “Cellphone use and texting while driving is such a serious concern that we are putting officers on the road to enforce zero tolerance. Is that text message or cellphone call really worth $159?”

Drivers who use handheld devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves, Mathers said.

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April 7, 2011  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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