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Behind the wheel? If your eyes aren't on the road, then the police are looking for you.
Provincial police agencies will be targeting distracted drivers — primarily cell phone users — over the next two weeks.
The Brandon Police service has teamed up with MPI as well as the RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service to launch what they are calling Operation "No Phone Zone" from Feb. 6–19.
They'll be targetting people who are driving while talking or texting on their cell phones, as well as aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Since Manitoba banned the use of cell phones while driving in 2010, Brandon police have issued 189 tickets.
The campaign is to be launched at 11 a.m. Monday, at Dinsdale Park.