Distracted Drivers Get Warnings to Pay Attention This Holiday - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Distracted Drivers Get Warnings to Pay Attention This Holiday

Posted: Updated:

You've seen them, distracted drivers texting or talking, maybe even reading.  Police say they see it all too often. This holiday season, they're reminding you to keep your eyes on the road.

Police say distracted drivers cause most accidents. But they don't have a hard number because  most people don't admit they've been talking or texting on the scene of an accident.

We were riding with Cpl Steve Wood, when he showed us one accident he believed was caused by inattentive driving.

One vehicle had run into the back of another. Officers say most accidents are rear-enders and almost always they are from a driver not paying attention.

It doesn't have to be a cell phone or text messaging. It's anything that takes your attention from the street in front of you.

Officers can't give a ticket for simply driving distracted unless it forces you to make a mistake, like run a red light or cross the center line.

"Working wrecks all day I hear all the reasons as to why they are not paying attention. I get, 'I dropped my water bottle. I dropped a pop on the floor. I was trying to change the radio station. I was trying to get something out of my glove box'" explained Wood.

Most accidents happen on Friday and also between three and four p.m.

  • Top Videos

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:53 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
  • Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:57 GMT

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>
  • Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:02 GMT
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>