Back to School Distracted Driving Campaign kicks off
Published 10:34 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating, with other agencies in Louisiana, in the “Back to School Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign” which will span from September 5 until September 9, 2022. This campaign will target drivers using cell phones while operating vehicles in school zones where “hands-free” signage is present in an effort to bring awareness and reduce distracted driving in the region.
In 2019, 8.7% of all fatal crashes were distraction-related resulting in 3,142 lives lost, an increase of 9.9% from 2018 when 2,858 lives were lost due to distracted driving. (Information taken from NHTSA.GOV)
Remember – It is illegal to hold a phone while driving in a school zone. Make the smart decision when you are in the driver’s seat