ODOT Funds Overtime For Texting Sting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting Monday, local law enforcement agencies will crack down on drivers texting at the wheel.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is paying local officers for overtime to step up patrols for seat belts, boosters, texting and speeding all across the state. ODOT officials say looking at your phone for four seconds is like driving the distance of a football field blindfolded.

The campaign enforcement runs for seven days, starting monday morning.