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Distracted driver safety campaign

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Daily Herald report

The Lake County Sheriff's Office and several other Illinois law enforcement agencies will focus on enforcing distracted driving laws April 24-28.

Those texting while driving can expect to be pulled over, police said.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,477 people were killed -- up 9 percent -- and an estimated 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. Sheriff's deputies also will monitor for traffic violations in constructions zones throughout Lake County.

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