December 1, 2011
North Carolina state law enforcement says that new laws against texting while driving and hidden tags created last year to keep the state’s roadways safer have done little to eliminate the problems. WRAL News reported yesterday that state troopers are issuing citations for as many–if not more–citations for the texting and driving than they ever have before.
A statewide ban on texting and driving went into effect in in 2009, but the state offered almost a year of leniency before beginning to strictly enforce the regulation. North Carolina State Trooper, Sgt. Jeff Gordon, stated that in the first three quarters of this year, the State Highway Patrol has written more than 650 tickets to drivers who were texting behind the wheel.
Another major problem law enforcement is still facing is the problem of hidden tags on vehicle. Gordon says that often times large plate frames obstruct the information on a tag. Since a law was enacted over a year ago banning the use of anything that may obstruct tag information, troopers have issued tickets on 130 separate occasions for the infraction.
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