Distracted driving violations are on the rise in Pennsylvania, and men are the main culprits, according to a report by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, writes Mari A. Schaefer for Philly.com.
Citations for driving while distracted have soared by 52 percent in the Keystone State from 2014 to 2016. Men accounted for 70 percent of drivers who were cited for texting while driving and for wearing or using headphones or earphones in a moving vehicle.
Drivers in their thirties accounted for 27 percent of the citations issued, while only 6 percent were teenagers.
Overall, last year saw 12,201 citations issued across the state. The office also did a county-by-county breakdown of committed infractions, which showed that residents of Montgomery County led the list with 379 distracted driving citations.
Chester County made it into top five of worse offenders behind Allegheny, Philadelphia, and York counties, with 208 citations.
Delaware County fared significantly better with only 127 drivers being given tickets for distracted driving.
The most citations were given out in May, with 1,300 recorded infractions taking place just between 8 a.m. and noon statewide. A citation for texting while driving comes with a $50 fine plus court costs.
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