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Texting crackdown set to get underway soon

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomasville police are participating in the first national texting enforcement crackdown.

U drive. U text, U pay.  is a high visibility enforcement campaign that will involve intense enforcement. Officers will use traditional and innovative strategies to get motorists to put down their phones while they drive.

"It's very important that our citizens who are driving here in Thomasville, and those who are driving through understand how dangerous it is, to actually text while driving it actually distracts them, we are really looking for those people and trying to get them off the roads and to get their attention," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

The crackdown will begin Thursday. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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