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Distracted Driver Enforcement Up

Commuters passing through Loomis, Auburn, and Colfax need to be extra cautious when it comes to driving and using a cell phone. According to Public Information Officer, Dena Erwin, the Placer County Sheriff will have extra patrols looking for distracted drivers the last week of February and early March.
Click here to listen to Information Officer Dena Erwin

The extra patrols are funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Click here to listen to Information Officer Dena Erwin

Distracted drivers in Placer County talking on a hand-held cell phone or texting will receive a first-time ticket costing a minimum of $159, with a second offense costing $279.  But the goal of the special enforcement operation is not to issue tickets, but to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

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