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Mount Pleasant, S.C. (July 28, 2020) - The Mount Pleasant Police Department Traffic Bureau yesterday began a distracted driving enforcement campaign. The goal of this campaign is to reduce collisions by issuing citations to drivers who use their phones instead of paying attention to the road.
“One of the biggest complaints I get about traffic in Mount Pleasant is the number of distracted drivers on the roadway,” says Lieutenant Chip Googe. “We want to reduce the number of collisions caused by distracted driving during this enforcement campaign and bring to light how dangerous it is to even glance at your phone while driving.”
Officers will pair up in marked and unmarked vehicles to stop distracted driving. Depending on the infraction, violators can expect to receive fines ranging from $25 to $272.69. The campaign is expected to run through the end of August.