Distracted driving signs aim to keep Lowndes County roads safe

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – Less than two months into 2018 and seven people have died on Lowndes County roads. Now, county officials are trying to do something about it.

Lowndes County Public Works employees are settinng up signs on some of the most dangerous roadways around the county. The signs read "Don't drive distracted," and "One text could wreck it all."

County staff said the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office helped identify target areas accidents commonly take place, even if they are minor fender benders.

"Places where officers are actually stopping people for distracted driving, where there's been accidents, kind of those hot spots that just say, hey, here's a reminder, we want everyone to arrive and please keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes aware of your surroundings," said County Public Information Officer Page Dukes.

The county said 50 signs will be going up throughout the next couple of weeks.