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Distracted Driving Crackdown

(La Porte County, IN) - Police will be out in force tomorrow, Thursday April 7th, looking for drivers using cell phones and other hand held devices.  The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office will be among the law enforcement agencies nationwide taking part in the one day effort.


Officers will also be looking for other forms of distracted driving which range from eating and applying make-up while operating a vehicle.


According to federal statistics, more than eight percent of all traffic fatalities in 2020 nationwide were caused by distracted driving.  “We’re sending a clear message that driving with anything less than your full attention is dangerous and unacceptable,” said La Porte County Police Capt. Derek Allen.


Under Indiana law, only cell phones and other devices operated hands-free is allowed while driving.

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