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Del. to Increase Distracted Driving Enforcement

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DOVER, Del.- State law enforcement agencies will begin increased enforcement of Delaware's distracted driving law.

The Office of Highway Safety says the campaign will run Tuesday through June 17 to try to reduce the incidence of cellphone-related crashes.

The campaign is part of a nationwide effort called Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.

Delaware officials said 138 cellphone-related crashes occurred in the state in 2011. Nationally that year, more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, and an estimated 387,000 others were injured. Officials said that in the same year, 138 cellphone-related crashes took place in Delaware, and 9,842 cellphone citations were issued to drivers using their handheld device while driving.

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

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