Howell PD: Sidetracked motorist hit cop promoting safe driving campaign

Howell PD: Sidetracked motorist hit cop promoting safe driving campaign

Grant administrator Lt. Butch Groves encourages residents who observe motorists driving in an unsafe or reckless manor to call 911. While tickets for cellphone use continue to decline, the proliferation of smartphones has caused texting tickets to rise every year since 2011.

Distracted driving is any activity, such as grooming, eating, or the most common diversion - texting - that takes a driver's attention off the road.

State law prohibits adult drivers from writing, sending or reading electronic messages, interacting with apps or browsing the internet while driving, even if stopped at a light.

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose, or send texts and emails, and access the web while the vehicle is in motion or apart of traffic.

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"It's an issue everywhere", Frey said of distracted driving.

In addition to the #77 program expansion, Porrino said an enforcement blitz has been initiated by the State Police.

In addition, Cuomo said, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has released a new, animated public service announcement highlighting the importance of keeping your eyes on the road while driving.

Nationally, distracted driving took the lives of 3,477 in 2015, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report states. The same report noted that 21 to 22 percent of police-reported fatal and personal injury crashes had "driver inattention/distraction" reported as a contributing factor each year. New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said, "Starting today a distracted driver needs to be concerned about the person in the next lane".

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HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer enforcing a statewide crackdown on distracted drivers has been hit by a driver using a cellphone as a navigation device.

At Scott, an alarming increase of personnel driving distracted has surfaced, and with a high volume of pedestrian traffic, this could mean disaster or death.

Unfortunately, due to distracted driving, Team Scott members, both on and off the installation, have either been struck by a vehicle or involved in a motor vehicle accident, which is preventable. Do not use cellphones while driving - whether handheld or hands-free - except in absolute emergencies.

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