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Mason City police today searching for drivers who text

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are searching for those who commit the deadly act of texting while driving.

The Mason City Police Department alerted residents just after noon Friday that “We have a team of officers looking for drivers who are texting while driving today. We’ve stopped five already.”

An officer warned, “don’t be the next one pulled over and cited. Remember, getting caught is not the worst thing that could happen; the distraction could be deadly.”

According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.

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