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Delaware To Start Cracking Down on Distracted Driving Today

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Dover, Del. – Beginning today, and going through November 20th, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and 42 law enforcement agencies across the State to eliminate handheld cell phone use and texting by motorists traveling on Delaware's roadways.

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in behind the wheel that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving. 

Law enforcement officers will show zero-tolerance for distracted driving.  If they see you talking on your cell phone or texting while driving, they will give you a ticket.

Colonel Robert M. Coupe of the Delaware State Police says, "More often than we would like, we bring the tragic news to families about the serious injury or death of a loved one that may have been prevented had someone not been driving distracted."

That's why Delaware drivers should know that law enforcement is stepping-up enforcement to save lives on Delaware roadways this November.

Remember: Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.  

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