101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

Distracted Driving mobilization first week in April

Bella Vista Police officers are on the lookout for drivers not paying attention while behind the wheel.

Distracted driving doesn’t just mean texting while driving…Checking social media, talking on the phone, changing radio stations, eating, chatting with your passengers, and more count as distracted driving and can lead to serious situations for you or someone else in your path.

The Bella Vista Police Department we will be taking to the streets starting Monday, April 4 for enhanced distracted driving patrol.

Distracted driving puts not only you but other drivers in danger. It takes only seconds not to see a child in the roadway, a car stopped in front of you or any other situation that can lead to a crash.

In Arkansas, the use of a hand-held cell phone for texting, typing, email or accessing the internet is against the law, regardless of the driver’s age. This is a primary offense, which means any law enforcement officer can pull you over for observing this violation.

It can wait— think twice before checking that text message, to ensure you and those on the road with you make it safely home. If you have any questions about this enforcement, call the Police Department at 479-855-3771.