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Published November 01, 2012, 04:48 PM

Extra police are out targeting distracted drivers

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Anyone who has a habit of texting while driving, or drinking and driving, might want to think twice.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Anyone who has a habit of texting while driving, or drinking and driving, might want to think twice.

Fargo police are again targeting distracted drivers, looking for those texting, web surfing or emailing behind the wheel. Today they set up near 45th street and 17th avenue south.

Police say the average text takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds.

Going 40 miles an hour, that's like driving blindfolded for 270 feet!

In addition, extra officers will be out through tomorrow, looking for people driving under the influence.

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