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Local Police Target Distracted Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71% of young people admit to texting while driving.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 10:15 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 10:21 AM

Chico Calif.—According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71% of young people admit to texting while driving.

All it takes is on glance at your phone and you could be putting your life, and someone else’s, in harms way.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and local law enforcement agencies are reminding people to be safe and cautious on the roadways.

It is illegal to hold your cell phone while you are driving. Your phone must be secured to your car.

Only when your phone is secure, can you use can you use it for calling and apps. You only do so, if you have voice activation.

Local police are conducting traffic operations through the month to target distracted driving.

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