Chattanooga police, state troopers have issued more than 300 citations during distracted driving crackdown

Chattanooga police, state troopers have issued more than 300 citations during distracted driving crackdown

March 20th, 2017 by Ellis Smith in Local Regional News

In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, police officer Matthew Monteiro writes a citation for a motorist who was texting while driving, after pulling the vehicle over while patrolling on his bicycle in East Bridgewater, Mass. Efforts to discourage drivers from texting have increased in recent years, but the consensus is that the problem is only getting worse. Police departments around the country have gotten creative in trying to get drivers to put down their phones. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Photo by Steven Senne

Citation breakdown for March 17

Speeding - 20
Registration - 5
Seatbelt - 5
No Insurance - 4
Child Restraint - 3
Due Care - 2
Following too close - 2
Texting - 1
Improper Stop - 1

Chattanooga police say they're cracking down on distracted driving with enhanced enforcement in an effort to keep drivers from endangering others. 

The Chattanooga Police Department is working with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to issue citations that they say will "educate drivers about distracted driving and the dangers that come along with that behavior," according to a news release. 

The two law enforcement groups issued more than 300 citations last week, including four speeding citations issued to drivers who were traveling at more than 100 miles per hour. 

Wednesday was the busiest day, with officers and troopers issuing an even 100 citations. 


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