Maui police step up texting-while-driving enforcement
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Maui police step up texting-while-driving enforcement

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / AUG. 2011

    In this file photo, Maui police blocked a road in Kahului. Officers issued 764 citations during last year’s “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign.

WAILUKU >> Maui police will issue citations to drivers who use cellphones while driving through April 13 as part of a national campaign.

Officers issued 764 citations during last year’s “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign.

State law says drivers using mobile devices in school and construction zones can earn fines up to $347.

Mobile devices include electronics like tablet computers, digital cameras and gaming devices.

Officer Timothy Hodgens said in a news release that distracted drivers risk causing crashes.

Police say drivers should remember to use hands-free devices and wait to use electronic devices until they’ve pulled over or reached their destination.

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