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Officers targeting texting drivers in Louisiana

3 years ago November 09, 2011 Nov 9, 2011 Wednesday, November 09 2011 Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:36:17 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

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