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Pay attention: State police start distracted driving enforcement

| Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania State Police cruisers parked in the garage at the barracks located in Hempfield Twp. near Greensburg on Aug. 25, 2016.

Distracted drivers will be targeted for the next week in a state police enforcement.

The Pennsylvania State Police and agencies in five other states will begin the initiative Sunday and continue through Saturday, according to a news release.

Troopers will be looking for behaviors associated with distracted driving through regular patrols and special enforcement details.

In 2015, 3,477 people nationwide were killed and 391,000 were injured by a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

State officers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Michigan also will participate in the initiative.

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