Monday, July 17, 2017

Local Pennsylvania State Police to Participate in 6 State Trooper Project

The Pennsylvania State PoliceTroop L will be participating in the 6 State Trooper Project, which focuses on distracted driving enforcement with an emphasis on raising awareness about reckless and careless driving associated with texting and cell phone use, the enforcement began on Sunday July 16, 2017 and end on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
Driving behaviors indicative of distracted driving can include looking down or lowering of the head, delayed/slow starts, improper lane changes, drifting within a lane, inconsistent speed and/or any other behavior which causes the driver to take their eyes and attention off the road.

Troopers will have a zero-tolerance policy toward these violations, which continue to be identified as Causal Factors in many of the crashes we investigate.

Troopers will be focused on violations of Sections 1621 Texting While Driving, 1622 Handheld Mobile Telephone, 3314 Prohibiting Use of Hearing Impairment Devices, 3316 Prohibiting Text-based Communications, 3714 Careless Driving and 3736 Reckless Driving.

Troopers will continue their everyday enforcement of seat belt and child passenger safety seat enforcement.

Troop L consists of Schuylkill, Lebanon, and Berks Counties.

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