Trooper crackdown nets reckless drivers

Texting while driving. (Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, AP)
Texting while driving. (Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Numbers are in for the latest Six State Trooper Project.

The initiative to control distracted drivers began July 19 through July 25.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued 14 citations for texting or cell phone violations.

They issued 999 citations for reckless or careless driving.

According to the US Department of Transportation, 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving at any given moment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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