Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Distracted driver traffic sting yesterday, July 7, 2015

This police traffic sting occurred between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday (7/7/15). 

ABC 7 News/Traffic/Melanie Woodrow, 7/7/15. "Police crackdown on distracted driving in San Mateo County."
Image result for motorcycle policeman giving ticket picture
Commute to work,
yeah they're distracted.

Image result for motorcycle policeman giving ticket picture
Okay, I'll be with you
in a moment officer.
....  "Traffic officers from San Mateo, Burlingame, South San Francisco, Pacifica and Redwood City are teaming up. Their eyes are focused on drivers not focused on the road.  .... Tuesday's crackdown is in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, with more Bay Area cities to come.

Officers says the most common type of distracting driving they see is people looking down at their phones to text at red lights.  ... You don't have to be a cop to see it," he said. A distracted driving citation is around $160 not including court fees. With each citation the cost goes up.

....  Officers says texting while driving is one of the most dangerous distraction because when you look down, you're combining three distractions: visual, manual and cognitive. A lot of people use hands free devices but that, too, can be an issue because of what experts call "inattention blindness." That's when individuals fail to recognize an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight.Read  more.  

Note photographs of motorcycle officers: In mirror from Watchdog, New Mexico; two (2) officers from Ride Apart/Sean Smith, Los Angeles. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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