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Mar 29, 2012
FOUNTAIN VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ZERO TOLERANCE DISTRACTED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

As part of this month's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Fountain Valley Police Department will be enforcing 'zero tolerance' to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones on April 3, 2012, and April 18, 2012. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk. As a result, law enforcement across the state, including the Fountain Valley Police Department, is increasingly cracking down on cell phone use and texting. This April, the Fountain Valley Police Department, over 225 local agencies and the CHP will be conducting zero tolerance enforcements. Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Younger, inexperienced drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. In addition, studies show that texting while driving can delay a driver's reaction time just as severely as having a blood alcohol content of a legally drunk driver. Studies show that there is no difference in the risks between hands-free and hand-held cell phone conversations, both of which can result in 'inattention blindness' which occurs when the brain is not seeing what is clearly visible because the driver's focus is on the phone conversation and not on the road. 'Turn off your phone and put it out of reach as you get into the car,' said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. 'Think before you call or text someone. If there is a chance they may be driving, let it wait. It's not worth it.'

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