Princess Anne P.D. Issue 104 Distracted Driving Citations
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- The Princess Anne Police Department says they issued 104 citations to violators of Maryland's hand-held mobile law as part of a national campaign to crack down on distracted driving.
Police say from April 10-15, 2014, law enforcement agencies across the country were cracking down on motorists who drive, talk on a handheld device, and text as part of the national "U Drive. U Text. U Pay" high-visibility enforcement, or HVE, campaign. Police say this campaign combines periods of intense enforcement of anti-texting laws coupled with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012 nationwide, more than 3,328 people were killed, and about 421,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
The Princess Anne Police Department believes it is important to not drive distracted, even after the campaign has ended.
"While this particular campaign has ended, motorists need to know that our officers will still be out enforcing the texting ban and other traffic safety laws designed to keep our roads safe," said Chief Scott Keller, of the Princess Anne Police Department.
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