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Franklin to crack down on distracted driving

Allegheny County has some of the most distracted drivers in the entire state, according to new statistics. "But doing these things can have deadly consequences while driving on our city's streets".

The only other county with more citations was Montgomery County, where 11 percent of the state's distracted driving citations were issued.

Distracted driving accounted for almost 13 thousand crashes in MI in 2016.

Lt. Travis Plotzer and Sgt. Charles Caplinger tell us there were 24,781 crashes across Tennessee where distracted driving was a factor previous year, including 120 fatalities.

If you struggle to not text and drive, put the cellphone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination.

In a news release, the commission said more than 150 law enforcement agencies statewide will be on the lookout for distracted drivers and those violating the new "driving under the influence of electronics", or E-DUI, law. That study was conducted between 2012 and 2016, before the state implemented its hands-free law in October 2017.

They got a little creative in ways to crack down on distracted drivers.

"If, on the interview, they answer their phone, that's a good sign they're going to do it while driving for you".

"Our roads can be a risky place, which means we all have to take great care", she said.

"We'll do anything to help increase awareness", Cruz said. However, texting is not the only distracted driving behavior; other unsafe driving distractions include putting on makeup, tending to children in the backseat, eating, tuning the radio, checking Global Positioning System navigation and even daydreaming.

Law enforcement officials say the slightest distraction behind the wheel can lead to a crash that kills a pedestrian, construction worker, or another driver. During April drivers will see an increased law enforcement presence on the roadways. This campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Distracted Driving Intervention" report, which looked at a total of 45 billion miles driven by Life360 users, is the largest distracted driving survey to date.

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