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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

Last updated 4/10/2016 at 3:22am

It is not just the wildlife and flowers that are out in force this month as the Sheriff's Department will conduct increased patrols looking for distracted drivers.

April is 'National Distracted Driving Awareness Month', with this in mind, local law enforcement agencies across California will combine forces on April 20th for special "distracted driving" enforcement patrols.

"Texting and driving is dangerous and against the law," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "Our deputies are always on the lookout for distracted drivers. Remember: U Drive, U Text, U Pay."

Sheriff's Deputies issued nearly 3,000 citations to drivers who were caught using their cell phones in 2015. If you are caught violating California's cell phone laws, you will be cited and face a minimum fine of $161 with subsequent violations being higher.

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