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56 cited in Montgomery County texting while driving crackdown
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BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police took a stand against texting while driving on Tuesday, conducting a distracted driving enforcement sting at River and Goldsboro Roads in Bethesda, Md.

In a two-hour period, officers dished out 56 traffic citations and 22 warnings against drivers. 

The following violations were issued:

Using hands to use phone while driving: 31 traffic citations and 9 warnings

Texting while driving: 4 citations and 4 warnings

Driving on shoulder: 17 citations and 7 warnings

Negligent driving: 1 citation

Driving without a license: 1 citation and 2 warnings

Failure to display registration: 1 citation

Displaying a license plate cover: 1 citation

MCP reminds all drivers that texting while driving is dangerous and is often linked to some collisions.

So think twice before you pull your phone out while behind the wheel.
 

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