Distracted driving citation numbers in Lee Co. released

Distracted driving citations numbers in Lee County released

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County drivers are concerned with the number of citations that have been given from distracted driving.

The Georgia State Patrol reports there has been one airlift involved crash from these citations, and residents said one is enough.

A crash in Lee County just over a month ago caused a woman to have to be airlifted to the hospital, after she was ejected from her vehicle.

GSP said the driver was holding her cell phone during the crash.

“It’s the new age that people can’t put their cell phones down and it’s unfortunate because a lot of accidents happen because of that,” said Sheila Asbury who drives through Lee County often.

She said she will see an accident every now and then.

“The other day I did see a young lady texting while she was on the highway,” she said.

GSP reports 18 citations have been given in Lee County that from March of 2018.

One of them caused someone to be air lifted to the hospital.

“That’s disturbing and I didn’t know that. I worry because I have a teenage son who drives to school and of course he’s a teenager and he has a cell phone as well," she explained.

Law enforcement officers in Georgia said they will continue to hand out citations for distracted driving to try to save lives.

We are nine months into the hands-free law.

Troopers want to remind you that this law will be enforced to its full extent.

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