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State Police launch “Operation Hang-up”

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ALBANY, N.Y. – State Police Troop T are conducting a campaign to crackdown on the use of electronic devices while driving.

Police said cell phone use and texting are responsible for a significant proportion of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. In response, Troop T has made distracted driving enforcement a priority.

"The State Police are committed to keeping our highways safe for all motorists," Troop T Commander Major Mallard said. "This campaign is about protecting travelers from preventable injuries and property damage caused by distracted drivers using electronic devices."

"Operation Hang-up" will be conducted during specified periods to raise awareness and deterrence. The dates for the spring campaign correspond with a coordinated nationwide effort to combat distracted driving through ad campaigns and enforcement.

"Operation Hang-up" will run from April 10 to April 15. 

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