Have you noticed, extra patrols and more folks pulled over? Likely it’s officers from more than 100 law-enforcement agencies who are targeting motorists whom they observe driving while distracted. Motorists will be pulled over for actions such as talking on hand-held cellphones, sending text messages or otherwise not paying attention to the road. Other than the obvious phone distraction, I wanted to be more clear on what I could get pulled over for. Hope this helps, as really it’s for our own good and safety:) . - Shellie Hart
WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
Washington State cracks down on ‘distracted driving’ (HERE)
Tips for Teens and Adults (HERE)
Take the pledge (HERE) printable pdf file.
Story source and more info (HERE).