"I think its pretty much a problem that’s pervasive in all drivers," said David Arnold, Chambersburg Chief of Police.
According to data gathered by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania,
Only ten other counties in the state are ranked higher than
Authorities say the number of citations handed out for texting and driving is also significantly lower than the number of violations that actually occur because it's hard to enforce. In
Although police say there are far more offenses than they can keep up with, they're hoping citations will make drivers think twice about texting behind the wheel.The Chief said, "It’s a mistake that could cause you or somebody else their life. You hope that when you do give somebody a citation for this that they don’t reoffend and do it again and that they learn their lesson.
Texting while driving is a primary offense in
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