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Cellular phone use while driving
Cellular phone use while driving
Update: Distracted Driving Awareness/Enforcement (Photo) - 04/11/19

***UPDATE: On April 11th, 2019, officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety participated in a distracted driving blitz concentrated in the downtown Grants Pass area. During the enforcement period, officers stopped 16 vehicles and issued citations including 10 for using a cell phone while driving, 2 citations for driver's license violations , 2 citations for driving an uninsured vehicle, 1 citation for failure to control a traffic control device, and 2 citations related to vehicle registration. Officers gave out a total of 10 warnings for various traffic violations. GPDPS wants to remind all citizens to not use their mobile device while driving a motor vehicle. 

April is distracted driving month!

This month the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Association’s Distracted Driving Blitz. Law enforcement agencies from across the country are participating in the event with the intent to educate the public and change driving behaviors. 

From 2013-2017, there were 12,006 fatal and injury crashes involving a distracted driver resulting in 95 fatalities and 18,429 injuries caused by crashes in Oregon.

Throughout April, law enforcement will be working overtime to identify, stop and educate offenders. We’re also reminding people just how much it can cost: thousands in fines, possible jail time – not to mention the tragic results of a crash caused by a distracted driver. 

 

 

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