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More Than 2,000 Del. Drivers Cited For Distracted Driving

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Dover, DE – Today, the Office of Highway Safety (OHS) announced the results of the second installment of the high visibility distracted driving enforcement campaign, Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.

Between April 9th and April 22nd, 2,043 drivers were stopped and issued citations for distracted driving. Combined with the results from the first wave of Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other., Delaware has issued 4,195 distracted driving tickets during the first and second overtime enforcement waves for this campaign. Last year Delaware law enforcement officers issued a total of 13,142 cell phone citations statewide.

Distracted driving consists of any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving. Nationally in 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes, and an estimated 387,000 others were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.

"Distracted driving has affected many lives not only on Delaware roadways, but across the nation," said Jana Simpler, Director of OHS. "While we are seeing our message get through to Delaware drivers, our approach remains the same: If you are caught texting or using a hand-held device while driving, you will be stopped and ticketed."

The next—and final—special enforcement wave will be conducted June 4-June 22.

Delaware Office of Highway Safety & law enforcement teamed with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. campaign to step up enforcement of distracted driving laws to save lives on Delaware's roadways. For more information on distracted driving, please visit www.distraction.gov/delaware.

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