30 Drivers Stopped for Unsafe Driving
Rohnert Park, California – The Sonoma County Combined Intensive Traffic Enforcement (CITE) Team managed by the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety deployed around the schools Wednesday morning in an effort to curb dangerous driving.
15 motor officers from Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Town of Windsor and Rohnert Park deployed at 7:30 around the elementary and middle schools. At 8:45, the team deployed around Rancho Cotate High School to maximize the enforcement and education efforts of distracted driving. “The increased enforcement sent a message this morning that dangerous driving will not be tolerated”, said Sgt. Johnson. In an hour and a half, 30 drivers were stopped for dangerous driving around the schools, of which, 15 citations were issued.
The traffic team recommends drivers read a comprehensive report regarding distracted driving, published by the National Safety Council.
An excerpt from the National Safety Council…
Many people know texting while driving increases crash risk. But cell phone conversation while driving is also risky. Talking on hands-free or handheld cell phones requires the brain to multitask – a process it cannot do safely while driving.
To explain what happens to the human brain when talking on cell phones while driving, NSC has a white paper, “Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while talking on hands-free phones is risky behavior:”