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Several Handsfree Law Violations Handed Out Recently in Franklin County

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office issued 31 handsfree law violations and 25 during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month allowed Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to bring a heightened awareness to stop motorists from engaging in this deadly behavior,” said Lt. Kevin Roye.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.

Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Break the cycle. Drop it and drive.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.