Prince George police nab 16 motorists during Distracted Driving Campaign

Distracted driving data shows Mississippi at the top of the list

Patrol officers will focus on distracted driving, specifically drivers using a hand-held device to talk or text. Kiefer was hit by a girl who was speeding and distracted driving- the girl was said to be snap chatting while driving making her oblivious to Kiefer being stopped because of traffic.

The enforcement campaign, called "U Drive". "Compared to the year before, that's a 10 percent increase".

"It's really hard for people to put the phone down when you can do so many things with your phone", Roman said.

While mobile phone use is the most recognizable driving distraction, other high-risk activities that can take your eyes or mind off the road include adjusting a music player, grooming, eating or programming a navigation system.

The study also found that on drives that involve a crash, the average duration of distraction was 135 seconds, or just over 2 minutes.

U.S. oil production rose 60000 barrels a day in January, EIA says
They slid last week to the lowest since November as American supply gains countered output cuts by other producers. In contrast, it had hit a low of 8,428,000 bpd for the week ending July 1, 2016-the lowest level since June 2014.

"Locally we had a flurry of accidents where they drove off side of the road", Smyth continued, referring to a recent cluster of crashes where drivers had been distracted by their phones.

"It's a text and Instagram kind of world", he said, the inc in crashes, kids raised in a text, Instagram kind of world". "Too many lives are lost every year due to distracted driving", CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. "Don't just accept it because everyone else is doing it".

Connecticut State DOT and Greenwich Police suggest that if you need to text, pull over and park your vehicle in a safe place first. Listen to your passengers; if they catch you texting while driving and tell you to put your phone away, put it down.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 71 percent of young people admit to sending a text while driving.

If you get caught you could pay some hefty fines.

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