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Police Target Distracted Drivers

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Edmonton police officers handed out more than 480 tickets for distracted driving during a 24 hour blitz.
About 463 or more were issued to drivers using cell phones.
The fine for distracted driving rose from $172.00 to $ 287.00.
It is difficult to extrapolate how many traffic fatalities are related to distracted driving.
But Sgt. David Green, with the Edmonton Police Force,  said that having cell phone conversations has been found to slow driver’s
reaction times and puts them at a higher risk for crashes.

Adapted from the Edmonton Journal, August 8, 2015

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