Distracted driving

Question

We are thoroughly trained to be safe in our workplace. UAF will be a smoke-free Campus at the end of this year. Why do the Campus Police not ticket people who drive while talking on their cell phones? I thought it was against State law.

Response

From Keith Mallard, UAF Police Cheif

While it’s against the law to text and drive, it’s not illegal to talk on the phone. It’s certainly safer to focus completely on the task of driving, however.