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Del. Cracking Down on Distracted Driving

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP) - The state of Delaware is using a $900,000 federal grant to crack down on drivers who use a cellphone while behind the wheel.

The first of three waves of enforcement began this week.

The state Office of Highway Safety said officers from 42 law enforcement agencies will be specially focused through Nov. 20 on distracted driving enforcement, searching for motorists who are talking on their cellphones or texting while driving.

The use of handheld cellphones while driving is against the law in Delaware. Police have issued nearly 10,000 citations so far this year.

The first infraction carries a $50 fine, but subsequent violations are more costly. There will be no warnings.

For more information on distracted driving, visit www.distraction.gov/delaware.

 

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