FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Although police have been enforcing the law when drivers are caught with a mobile device in their hand, police are still finding that residents are not putting their phones or devices down while on the road.
Sgt. David Wolford with the Fairmont Police Department said since having to enforce the law from 2013 on, there has been an increase in citations given out by the department.
In 2014, the department issued 104 citations to drivers using a mobile communication device while driving. Those numbers have more than doubled so far in 2015.
According to records from the Fairmont Police Department, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 12, 235 citations had been issued for the same law.
“No matter how much we enforce it, people don’t put devices down…