Updated 02/01/2012 02:00 PM
NC Highway Patrol cracking down on distracted driving
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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — The State Highway Patrol is cracking down on distracted drivers.
The force launched a two-day campaign Wednesday to target distracted drivers. Troopers say distracted driving includes texting, eating, shaving and even reading while behind the wheel.
Troopers look for actions resulting from those situations.
“Abrupt lane changes, weaving in lanes of traffic, following too closely, those types of things, because when you are distracted by various aspects of just a sure factor of being a distracted driver, you are not aware of what is going on, on the highway,” said Dwight Green of North Carolina Highway Patrol.
The Highway Patrol said they will be citing citizens who are caught breaking the law. The tickets can cost offenders anywhere from $200 to $250 depending on the violation.