Law enforcement to look for drivers that text this month
North Dakota law enforcement have a message for drivers that text: Expect a $100 ticket.
“In training, we learned to watch for telltale signs the driver may be accessing a communications device to send data,” Minot Police Capt. Rob White said. “Many agencies will station officers on street corners, in high-profile vehicles or other vantage points.”
With the exception of Fargo, most communities have not seen a major emphasis on texting enforcement, according to the release. Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Minot will participate in the workout during April.
“My advice to North Dakota drivers is to put the phone away when you are behind the wheel; it could save you a lot of trouble,” White said.
Officers are expected to log a substantial number of traffic stops for potential texting citations, according to the release. Other high intensity texting enforcement periods will follow this summer.