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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership - Connect to Disconnect

MONROE COUNTY - ( April 7, 2022) -the Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership is joining forces with law enforcement agencies across the country for a one-day "Connect to Disconnect" targeted enforcement campaign to combat texting and other forms of distracted driving. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols with officers on high alert for hands-free violations.

Cell phone use can be habit-forming. If you're struggling to not text and drive, consider activating your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature, or put your cell phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination.

No one wants to get a ticket for distracted driving. And, you certainly don’t want to cause a crash because you decided to scroll through social media or send a text.


Indiana took aim at distracted driving in 2020 when it passed the hands-free device driving law, which prohibits holding a mobile device while driving. Since then, law enforcement agencies have been working overtime to educate motorists about the law, issuing more than 6,000 hands-free citations and almost twice as many warnings last year alone.


As part of the Connect 2 Disconnect campaign, the department is asking motorists to do their part by putting down the phone and driving distraction-free. Violators of the hands-free law could face a Class C infraction with fines up to $500 and have points added to their license.

Don't be responsible for injuring or killing another person. Break the habit of distracted driving

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