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News Highway Patrol announces No Texting, Just Driving campaign

Colonel Michael Gilchrist, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol announced the No Texting, Just Driving educational awareness campaign at a press conference recently at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The new campaign is a safety initiative designed to educate the motoring public on the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting while driving with the hopes of reducing traffic fatalities and injuries.

Troopers across the state will focus on the dangers of texting while driving to the public through various means such as radio and television public service announcements, “No Texting, Just Driving” presentations, as well as the distribution of educational awareness literature to include campaign specific posters, windshield stickers, pledge cards and other informational items.

It is currently a violation of North Carolina law to text while operating a motor vehicle on the highway. A conviction could result in a $100 fine and court costs.

Motorists may report dangerous driving to the Highway Patrol by dialing *Hp (*47) on their cellular phones from anywhere in the state. For more information or requests for a digital copy of the campaign poster on No Texting, Just Driving campaign, please contact First Sergeant Jeff Gordon, Public Information Officer at (919)733-5027 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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