Police Issue Nearly 200 Tickets for Distracted Driving in Hesperia
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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies issued nearly 200 tickets for distracted driving in Hesperia during a two-week enforcement span. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort against distracted driving in Hesperia.

Sheriff’s officials hope their enforcement efforts will help educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving and encourage them to make better choices. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving fatalities are on the rise. Last year, 3,179 people were killed in crashes in which distracted driving was involved, and another 431,000 were injured.

DUI enforcement efforts have helped to reduce the number of drinking and driving fatalities over the years, and law enforcement hopes enforcement will have a similar effect on distracted driving deaths.

In California, it is illegal to operate a handheld device while driving a vehicle. This law applies not only when the car is in motion, but when the driver is stopped at a red light or stop signs as well.

“We hope these enforcement efforts help drive home the importance of avoiding distractions while behind the wheel, and ultimately save lives,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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