BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota transportation officials say that law enforcement officers throughout the state worked more than 300 hours of overtime last month in a campaign to deter distracted driving.
The state Department of Transportation says the added patrols in September resulted in 318 citations, including 149 for distracted driving. The state’s texting law carries a $100 fine.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
DOT spokeswoman Karin Mongeon (MOH’-zhawn) says annual surveys have shown that distracted driving is becoming an increasing problem in the state and the campaign is meant to save lives.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
Funding for the program is provided by federal money distributed through the DOT.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
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