Police departments team up to target distracted driving

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The East Lansing and Michigan State University police departments are teaming up to expand undercover enforcement efforts targeting distracted driving.

The East Lansing Police Department earlier launched a distracted driver enforcement effort, writing five tickets over two hours during the initial round. A second round of enforcement took place Wednesday with city and university police working together.

Over four hours, 11 people were pulled over for distracted driving and received tickets.

East Lansing police Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth says the departments plan to continue their undercover enforcement from time to time. In a statement, he says the hope is that “it will make people think twice before texting while driving in our community.”

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