Statesboro police’s Distracted Driving Initiative yields more than 125 stops first morning

Justin Bowles

The Statesboro Police Department and other regional law enforcement agencies implemented the Distracting Driving Awareness Initiative in Statesboro Thursday.

According to All on Georgia, the Bulloch County’s Sheriff’s Office reported more than 125 traffic stops Thursday morning.

The press release from the Sheriff’s Office shared comments by Sheriff Brown of Statesboro, who said that he would like to “encourage drivers to pay attention to the roadway while in control of vehicle.”

Distracted driving can be defined as any activity that takes your attention away from the roadway, according to All on Georgia.

Distracted driving includes, but is not limited to, eating, brushing your hair, talking on the phone, smoking and texting.