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CORRECTS CITY FROM EAST BRIDGEWATER TO WEST BRIDGEWATER In this July 20, 2016 photo, police officer Matthew Monteiro speaks to a motorist about texting while driving while patrolling on his bicycle in West Bridgewater, Mass. Efforts to discourage drivers from texting have increased in recent years, but the consensus is that the problem is only getting worse. Police departments around the country have gotten creative in trying to get drivers to put down their phones. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

These cops spend all day busting people who use Facebook while driving


These cops spend all day busting people who use Facebook while driving

WATCH:  Be warned. You might think you can get away, but cops are specifically looking for drivers who text behind the wheel. 

Distracted driving is the term associated with this driving behavior. Here are some of the types of distractions:

* Texting
* Using a cell phone
* Eating and drinking
* Reading
* Using a navigation system

However, certain actions like texting, using Facebook, Snapchat, etc. require visual and cognitive attention, creating a severe circumstance while behind the wheel. 

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WATCH:  PSA-like commercials are now being created by telecommunication companies like AT&T to inform the public about the dangers of driving while texting or using the phone without a hands-free device.  

The general public and also members of the Legislatures in all the states do not take distracted driving seriously enough.
Jay Winsten, Harvard School of Public Health

Although legislation is slow to combat the dangers of distracted driving, safety experts across the nation are ramping up efforts to make a significant change within our communities and shared roads and highway systems. 

These cops spend all day busting people who use Facebook while driving

WATCH:  Several reported accidents across the country were directly linked to drivers playing the popular mobile game, Pokémon Go. Here's a video recorded by the Baltimore Police a few months ago. 

Using a Phone while Driving

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