This week, the Dunwoody Police Department put an extra focus on curbing distracted driving and increasing pedestrian safety.
The traffic enforcement detail resulted in 32 citations and two arrests, the police department announced Friday. The citations were written for hands-free driving violations, seatbelt violations and failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
One arrest stemmed from the driver not having a driver’s license. In the second arrest, the driver was found in possession of the drug LSD, police said.
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“In an ongoing effort to make our roadways safer for those who live, work, and play in Dunwoody, the Dunwoody Police Department frequently conducts traffic enforcement details aimed at changing driver behaviors and holding drivers who refuse to abide by the rules of the road accountable,” the department said in a statement.
Just last month, a study showed Georgia’s distracted driving law changed the way some drivers use their phones behind the wheel. The report found Georgia drivers spent less time texting and using apps behind the wheel after the “hands-free” law took effect last July.
Dunwoody, a city of about 50,000, is located at the northern tip of DeKalb County.
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