Posted: Nov 9, 2011 5:36 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Nov 9, 2011 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are targeting texting drivers on the roadways this holiday season.
Louisiana State Police said there's been a significant increase in crashes involving distracted drivers, and texting may be one reason why.
Sgt. Russell Graham said just looking down at your phone could even get you a ticket for careless operation.
"Just looking at the caller ID on the phone for two seconds and that can be difference between life and death," he said.
A ticket for texting while driving carries a $175 fine.