Cary police to target texting-while-driving on Wednesday

From staff reportsJune 17, 2014 

— Drivers might want to think twice before texting while driving in Cary on Wednesday.

Police will target drivers who text behind the wheel from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday on Maynard Road and Cary Parkway, according to the town.

The goal is to increase monitoring and raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. Distracting driving has been a contributing factor in 71 vehicle crashes in Cary since 2013, according to the town.

“Mobile devices today do so much more than make a simple phone call, and it’s critical to remember that the permanent damage caused by taking your eyes off the road just simply isn’t worth it,” Lt. Steve Wilkins of Cary’s Traffic Safety Team said in a statement.

In North Carolina, texting while driving carries a $100 fine plus $190 in court costs.

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