Law enforcement plans operations to deter distracted driving

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Law enforcement personnel throughout Riverside County will be stepping up efforts next month to nab motorists who talk on their mobile phones without hands-free devices, text, groom themselves or engage in other behaviors that can lead to traffic accidents. April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and the California Office of Traffic Safety has supplied multiple agencies in the county with funding for targeted enforcement operations. “Distracted driving is a serious issue, but one that can be easily solved simply by putting the phone down,” Hemet police Chief Eddie Pust said. “That text, phone call, email or social media post can wait.” Hemet police officers initiated a distracted driving crackdown Thursday, April 1, while Riverside County sheriff’s deputies ar
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