Simpkins wrote, via email:
"Distracted driving continues to be prevalent out there and a significant contributor to accidents. We enforce distracted driving throughout the year and will continue to do so."
The National Safety Council wants drivers to take their pledge to help stop texting and driving. Take the pledge by clicking here.
In nearby Alameda County, Pleasanton Police, Dublin Police Services and Livermore Police are also participating in the campaign against distracted driving.
Read more about texting and driving:
- OMG! Teen Girls More Likely Than Boys to Text While Driving
- Why Are We So Hung Up on Hanging Up Behind the Wheel?
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