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April 11, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: Andrew Benson

Avoiding Distracted Driving

Spring weather is finally here. Many Motorists choose to spend time enjoying the sites of spring on the roadways.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and "Click it or Ticket" are encouraging drivers to buckle up and avoid distracted driving.
To observe Distracted Driving month, officers will be out in force Monday cracking down on violations.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials says distracted driving includes using electronic devices, like cell phones, while behind the wheel.
According to Senior System Management Specialist Scott Jones, Missouri's current distracted driving laws only cover those under 21.
He says throughout the month of April, law enforcement officers are encouraged to remind motorists of all ages that texting and driving is dangerous.

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According to MoDOT,117 seat belt and six child restraint violations were issued state wide during the one day campaign in 2013.