BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In an effort to save lives and eliminate distracted driving around school zones, the California Highway Patrol will be patrolling school zones and conducting distracted driving operations.
"Operation No Cell Phones Around Schools" will take place Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29. The five day campaign will focus on the number one killer of teens in America, reckless and distracted driving.
This Labor Day weekend, officers will conduct "Operation Cell Free Friday, Saturday and Sunday" and they will be enforcing distracted driving violations throughout the Central Valley.
In 2012, there were 405 injury collisions where a contributing factor was inattention by the driver due to cell phone usage or another form of distraction. Out of those 405 injury collisions, there were 11 fatalities.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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