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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

4-1 distracted drivingMEDFORD, ore.– The Oregon State Police Department is adopting a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cell phones. The effort is part of┬áNational Distracted Driving Awareness Month that kicked off, Monday. Troopers will be looking out for heads bobbing at intersections and lights; A telltale signs of people using their cell phones. They say they also intend to enforce other forms of distracted driving behavior.

Senior Trooper Bill Matson cited some examples and said, “Looking at a map, turning around and making sure child safety restraints are in place when the child is crying or throwing a fuss, makeup, we’ve seen all these types of things.

Distracted driving usually comes with a 160-dollar citation. OSP said the goal isn’t to issue more tickets, but to raise awareness about the dangers of not paying attention to the road.