Winnipeg Police Stepping Up Distracted Driving Enforcement in July

Winnipeg Police Stepping Up Distracted Driving Enforcement in July

Cell PhoneMore Winnipeg police officers will be ramping up efforts to crack down on distracted driving next month.

July is Distracted Driving Month, where police will be conducting a targeted campaign to deal with drivers caught using hand-held devices behind the wheel.

Police say the campaign is both an enforcement and educational initiative to inform drivers of the dangers involved while distracted and driving.

“Deaths as a result of distracted drivers are now at the same level as deaths resulting from impaired driving,” police said in a release.

“One in three deaths and one in five serious injuries on Manitoba roads involve a distracted driver.”

Police ticketed 480 drivers during the last targeted campaign in April 2018.

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