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Now through December 16th, State Police will be paying REALLY close attention to distracted as part of a campaign they call "Get Your Head Out Of Your APP."


But MSP Lt Michael Shaw says it's not limited to drivers looking at their smartphones instead of the road.


When they (troopers) see somebody driving distracted, being on their phone, eating a Big Mac, watching NetFlix, reading a book... they're going to radio back to an actual marked patrol car and that patrol car will come up there and affect a traffic stop.”


A recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey on distracted driving found 95 percent of Michigan residents say texting while driving is their number one concern followed by driving when tired (94%), grooming (87%) and talking on a hand-held cell phone (63%).



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