More Officers Patrolling the Streets In a Distracted Driving Crackdown

<p>Texting and Driving</p>

Texting and Driving

The state of Washington is participating in a nationwide distracted driving crackdown.

From April 10th- 15th officers will be targeting motorists who appear to be driving distracted.

Distracted driving will include anything from talking on the phone, texting, reading the newspaper, putting on makeup or eating.

The Washington State Patrol said this crackdown is to make drivers aware of all of the potential distractions beyond just a cell phone.

The campaign's slogan is "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." but the campaign does go beyond just texting.

The Washington State Patrol said high speeds and drinking driving contribute to collisions but distracted driving could prevent a large number of crashes.

There will be extra officers patrolling the streets during the campaign.