Monday, December 23, 2013

Police use photos of drivers as part of anti-texting campaign

We thought this educational campaign was very creative!

From StGeorgeUtah.comAs part of its Heads Up, Thumbs Up campaign against distracted driving, the St. George Police Department has begun to take photos of distracted drivers as they drive by. Some photos - with faces blocked out by the Heads Up, Thumbs Up logo - have been posted online by the police on its Facebook page.

The action is meant to “bring awareness to the problems associated with distracted driving, to educate specific offenders, and to eventually move toward enforcement of violations,” the St. George Police said in a statement.

Once a traffic violation involving distracted and/or careless driving is observed by officers taking the photos, the offending driver’s vehicle description is given to other officers who then pull them over.

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