The message is clear – April 10-15, 2014, law enforcement agencies across the country will be cracking down on motorists who drive and text as part of the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. high-visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign. This effort combines periods of intense enforcement of anti-texting laws coupled with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law.
“People know the law: they see and hear the ads and the social media, so anyone caught driving and texting was will be pulled over and fined. We warn everyone that we’re serious about stopping this deadly behavior,” said Tomlin
It’s sad that motorists are willing to risk a ticket – or much worse – over a text, explained Tomlin. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationwide in 2012, more than 3,328 people were killed, and approximately 421,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
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