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Frostburg Police cracking down on distracted driving

July 1st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In a press release, Frostburg Police Chief Nick Costello reports that several drivers were cited for traffic violations and 13 warnings were issued in the last several days of June when Frostburg Police Department conducted a distracted driver enforcement initiative. Frostburg Police officers spent 13.5 hours in the initiative that was funded through a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Five citations were issued for cell phone use while driving and one for driving without insurance. One vehicle was towed and one citation was issued for a violation that will require the driver to appear in district court.

Most of the issued warnings were for speeding violations. Officers also issued three safety equipment repair orders for defective headlights and taillights.


"The Frostburg Police Department works hard to keep our roads and community safe," said Costello. "The department appreciates the funding for this concentrated enforcement, which allows an officer to work extra and focus specifically on these violations."

3 Responses to “Frostburg Police cracking down on distracted driving”

  1. July 01, 2020 at 4:03 pm, David DeWitt said:

    During my morning walks on East Main Steet in Frostburg, I see many drivers holding their phones or looking down below or to the right of the steering wheel. Three or four each time. Many thanks for the effort of the Frostburg Police Dept.


  2. July 01, 2020 at 5:24 pm, Ron said:

    Ain’t just happening in Frostburg, pretty common everywhere in allegany county


  3. July 07, 2020 at 10:31 pm, Britton Oyler said:

    I use the app OnMyWay as an incentive to not text and drive. It’s a mobile app that rewards it’s users for not using your phone while driving. You can earn discounts on products and even cold hard cash when you hit certain milestones. Everyone should use this – it rewards you for savings lives and preventing car accidents.


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