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"U Drive, U Text, U Pay"

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  Original Published: 4/15/2014

Each day, more than 9 people are killed in car crashes as a result of distracted driving . That's roughly 3 thousand people killed every year because someone was texting or talking on their phone while driving. And it's not just our phones that take our attention off the roads.

Driving instructor Troy Magers has seen it all; eating, putting makeup on, reading, etc.. Troy has been teaching at Lew Petit Driving School for 7 years. His best piece of advice? Stay alert. That means putting the phone away and keeping your eyes on the road. This year, for the first time, there will be a National Texting Enforcement Campaign during the month of April. Law enforcement will be using new tools to crack down on motorists who text and drive. Texting while driving is not only dangerous, but illegal in the state of Ohio. The effort is part of the national, "U Drive, U Text, U Pay" High Visibility Enforcement campaign that combines anti-texting enforcement along with commercials to keep people safe. For more information visit: http://www.nhtsa.gov/ http://www.distraction.gov/

   
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