Texting and Driving

Arizona Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is putting renewed focus on distracted driving and has begun cracking down on offenders, AZCentral.com reports. According to DPS, distracted driving caused about 11 percent of all crashes in Arizona — nearly 1,200 in a four-month review period. Because driving while rubbernecking, texting or using a cellphone is not in itself illegal in Arizona, DPS has started enforcing a new application of an existing law.

Statute 28-701A requires that drivers maintain a speed that is no greater than what is “reasonable and prudent” ­under the circumstances.

To read more, visit AZCentral.com.

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