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Police to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers


An enforcement campaign is set for Thursday

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Indiana’s governor and law enforcement officials have announced a crackdown. WNIN’s Sarah Kuper has more:

A proclamation from Governor Eric Holcomb describes distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention away from safely operating a vehicle. But officials say these days, that’s most often texting or taking pictures or videos.

In 2020, Indiana took steps to curb the dangerous driving when it passed the hands-free driving law, and now state and local law enforcement are joining together for a one-day enforcement campaign on April 7th that will specifically target distracted drivers. This means more patrols and citations. It’s call the “Connect 2 Disconnect” campaign and it is happening all over the country.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 8% of US road fatalities in 2020 were a result of distracted driving.